THE BLACK STALLION (Theatrical Release USA 1979)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 5.0|5.0 Starsììììì

The Black Stallion—
classic movie for horse lovers—quickly enters the BRAVO, BRAVO, ENCORE, ENCORE world. Excellent acting by Kelly Reno shows through every scene with all the slight nuances necessary to pull a story off well. It’s a pleasure to see Mickey Rooney in a supporting role. Director Carroll Ballard understood the story and did an outstanding job in directing it to a perfect conclusion that catches the heart and soul.

Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia


A young boy and a black stallion survive a shipwreck and begin a long, shared journey to radically changed lives.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Carroll Ballard for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producer Francis Ford Coppola for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Alec Ramsey (Kelly Reno), Henry Dailey (Mickey Rooney), Alec’s Mother (Teri Garr), Snoe (Clarence Muse), Alec’s Father (Hoyt Axton), Neville (Michael Higgins), Jake (Ed McNamara), Arab (Larbi Doghmi), Jockey #1 (John Burton), Jockey #2 (John Buchanan), Becky (Kristen Vigard), and Rescue Captain (Fausto Tozzi).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. This film serves generationally as a cherished, classic story and must be a part of every family’s home video library collection.

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