CASEY’S SHADOW (Theatrical Release USA 1978)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.7|5.0 Starsìììì

Casey’s Shadow
—film to be cherished—has that ‘old-timey’ feel from a 1950s movie backed with a script that knows where its going and does it with assurance. These are the films that we want to see and that we need to return to…simple, down-to-earth, family films that build good values, human-ness into their story line. No matter how old or young you are, this film offers earthy entertainment that is relatable and well-received. This simple story earns its WOW! BRAVO! ENCORE! for a performance by Walter Matthau, Andrew Rubin, Steve Burns, and Michael Hershewe that, yes, has been told before…but so welcome after the last several decades of overwhelmingly soul-injuring presentations that do not feed or nourish the good that exists in the human spirit. It is a slow down and feel life movie.

Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia


A dad and his sons raise a foal in hopes that it will be a winning race horse.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Martin Ritt for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producer Michael Levee for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producer Michael Levee for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Lloyd Bourdelle (Walter Matthau), sarah Blue (Alexis Smith), Mike Marsh (Robert Webber), Tom Patterson (Murray Hamilton), Buddy Bourdelle (Andrew Rubin), Randy Bourdelle (Steve Burns), Kelly Marsh (Susan Myers), Casey Bourdelle (Michael Hershewe), Calvin Lebec (Harry Caesar), Jimmy Judson (Joel Fluellen), Dr. Williamson (Whit Bissell), and Donovan (James M. Halty).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. This is what people are looking for now. Re-connecting to earth as our home planet and re-evaluation of our attachment to seeking monetary gain over strong ethical values.

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