The Red Stallion [DVD] [1947]

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Synopsis

The Red Stallion
Under the aegis of veteran program-feature producer Bryan Foy, the fledgling Eagle-Lion company made great strides during its first year of existence. Filmed in Cinecolor, The Red Stallion is on the surface a standard yarn about a ranch boy and his beloved horse, replete with a mortgage-on-the-ranch plot wrinkle. With Ted Donaldson as the boy and Jane Darwell as his down-to-earth Grandmother, however, the film is far better acted than many of its ilk. As Joel Curtis (Donaldson) tries to raise his pet foal into a race horse, he faces innumerable obstacles, both financial and natural. In the latter category, there's a particularly suspenseful throughlne involving the enmity between the horse and a wild bear. Though the outcome of The Red Stallion is predictable, what leads up to that outcome is well worth the price of admisison. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Willie Best
    Willie Best - Jackson
  • Robert Bice
    Robert Bice - Ho-Na
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    Bill Cartledge - Johnny Stevens
  • Ray Collins
    Ray Collins - Barton
  • Jane Darwell
    Jane Darwell - Mrs. Curtis
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