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Thunderhead - Son of Flicka (1945)

Approved | | Drama, Family | 10 August 1945 (Brazil)
A young boy tries to train Thunderhead, a beautiful white colt and the son of his beloved Flicka, to be a champion race horse.

Director:

Louis King

Writers:

Mary O'Hara (novel), Dwight Cummins (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Roddy McDowall ... Ken McLaughlin
Preston Foster ... Rob McLaughlin
Rita Johnson ... Nelle McLaughlin
James Bell ... Gus
Patti Hale Patti Hale ... Hildy (as Diana Hale)
Carleton Young ... Maj. Harris
Ralph Sanford ... Charlie Sargent
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A young boy tries to train Thunderhead, a beautiful white colt and the son of his beloved Flicka, to be a champion race horse.

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SPECTACULAR IN ALL ITS EXCITING GRANDEUR...sparkling with color...beauty...and adventure! See more »

Genres:

Drama | Family

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 August 1945 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

Furia salvaje See more »

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Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor) (prints)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Roddy McDowall really loved Thunderhead but he hated Flicka. He said she was mean and kept stepping on his foot. See more »

Goofs

(At 1:12:30 and 1:12:37) The Albino's ear twitches when he is supposed to be dead. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Two Cents Worth of Hope (1952) See more »

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A boy and his horse.
3 June 2003 | by michaelRokeefeSee all my reviews

Enjoyable. Very colorful. Beautiful scenery, but lacks the success and impact of the original MY FRIEND FLICKA(1943). A young boy(Roddy McDowall)tries to train an albino colt into a race horse. Other players are:Preston Foster, Rita Johnson and a very cute Diana Hale. This 78 minute technicolor film is full family fare.


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