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The Black Stallion (1979)


Written by Tim Dirks

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The Black Stallion (1979)

In director Carol Ballard's beautifully-photographed children's-oriented adventure film, almost dialogue free:

  • young boy Alec Ramsey (Kelly Reno) and his first encounter with a wild, black Arabian stallion horse on board a ship, and his befriending of the creature by secretly feeding it sugar cubes through an open porthole
  • the scenes of the boy and horse shipwrecked on a deserted island - and Alec's freeing of the horse who was caught up and entangled in ropes
  • Alec's scary face-to-face encounter with a cobra, when he was suddenly saved by the black stallion
  • the scenes of their wariness toward each other, and then emotional bonding on the beach after Alec mounted the horse and rode him
Two Triumphant and Bonding Moments with the Black Stallion After Shipwreck
  • the climactic finale, a horsetrack race when - after working with Henry Dailey (Mickey Rooney) an elderly horse trainer, Alec rode the Black Stallion to victory - as he remembered riding on the beach with the gorgeous animal

Boy and Horse Onboard Ship

On the Island


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