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Seabiscuit (1939)

Original Documentary of the horse Seabiscuit, made in 1939 by the horse's owner Charles Howard.

Director:

Manny Nathan

Writers:

Hazel Merry Hawkins (story "A Colt Was Born"), Manny Nathan (adaptation)

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Cast

Credited cast:
Martin Mason Martin Mason ... Narrator (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Doc Bond Doc Bond ... Himself (archive footage)
Charles Howard Charles Howard ... Himself (as Charles S. Howard)
Mrs. Charles Howard Mrs. Charles Howard ... Herself
Charles Kurtsinger Charles Kurtsinger ... Himself (as Charlie Kurtsinger)
Man o' War ... Himself (archive footage)
Graham McNamee ... Himself (voice)
Sam Riddle Sam Riddle ... Himself (as Samuel Riddle)
Seabiscuit Seabiscuit ... Himself
Tom Smith Tom Smith ... Himself
Alfred G. Vanderbilt Alfred G. Vanderbilt ... Himself
War Admiral War Admiral ... Himself
George Woolf George Woolf ... Himself
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Storyline

You'll see Seabiscuit's birth, his early life at the stables, and Seabiscuit's first race where his fourth place finish earned him $50. Watch Charles Howard purchase Seabiscuit after a claiming race, and trainer Tom Smith put Seabiscuit through workouts. Chronicles Seabiscuit's most thrilling races including the heart-stopping photo finish at the Santa Anita Handicap, and the legendary match race with War Admiral. Restored in the original black-and-white format, and expanded to include a vibrant color version. Written by Legend Films

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Taglines:

Rediscovered After Over 60 Years!

Genres:

Documentary

Certificate:

Unrated
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 November 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Seabiscuit: The Lost Documentary See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Legend Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Crazy Credits

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Connections

Referenced in American Dad!: Fleabiscuit (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

I Wish I Was In Dixie's Land
Written by Daniel Decatur Emmett
Performed by orchestra (background music)
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