Gallant Bess [DVD] [1946]

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Special Features

  • Vintage featurette: The Horse With The Human Mind


Gallant Bess
According to the MGM publicity department, Gallant Bess was based on a true story, as told by Naval Reserve officer Marvin Park. Bess is a beautiful mare owned by young Tex (Marshall Thompson), who runs a stock ranch. When Tex joins the Seabees at the outbreak of WW2, he is forced to leave Bess behind. The mare dies while giving birth, putting Tex in a deep blue funk until he befriends another horse while stationed on a tiny Pacific Island. The horse turns out to be a good-luck charm for Tex and his fellow seabees, prompting a series of rather incredible plot twists. Though Gallant Bess was accepted as gospel by the great majority of filmgoers, ex-navy men laughed and laughed at the film's depiction of "kindly" commanding officers and C.P.O.s. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Marshall Thompson
    Marshall Thompson - Tex Barton
  • George Tobias
    George Tobias - Lug
  • Clem Bevans
    Clem Bevans - Smitty
  • Donald Curtis
    Donald Curtis - Lt. Bridgeman
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    Murray Alper - Johnny
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