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    Default Old Horse Movie, need name???

    THere was a movie in the late 60s about a horse and a mute boy named Phillip. He names the horse Phillip as well. In the movie the horse gets stuck in quick sand and the boy gets him out and speaks, does anyone know the name of this movie...

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    Maybe the "Sad Horse" with Brandon de Wilde?



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    That would be ... drum roll, please! ... "Run Wild, Run Free." The boy is Mark Lester, of "Oliver!" fame. It's actually quite a lovely movie.
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    Oh Wow. I can't believe someone else remembers that movie! I'd watch it every time it came on when I could get it in (hard to get in with the rabbit ears I think I was 5 and cried every time the pony got stuck in the mud but got up when the boy finally spoke. Sigh. Thanks for taking me back down memory lane.



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    Default another movie!

    Ok - does someone remember the one called something like Maryland, where the horse falls during a foxhunt and the rider is killed or badly hurt, and the groom is ordered to destroy the horse...black and white from the 30s or 40s with lots of those dramatic movie actresses speaking with a high society accent...



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    Quote Originally Posted by prudence View Post
    Ok - does someone remember the one called something like Maryland, where the horse falls during a foxhunt and the rider is killed or badly hurt, and the groom is ordered to destroy the horse...black and white from the 30s or 40s with lots of those dramatic movie actresses speaking with a high society accent...
    I think this is the one you're looking for, and yes, its title is "Maryland" http://movies.nytimes.com/movie/1018...yland/overview
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    Thanks for the info - you are a better googler than I!

    ps I notice it was in technicolor, but it wasn't on my old b/w...



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    Thanks for posting those. I can't believe I've never seen either of them. I love old horse movies from the 30s and 40s, so I'd really like to see Maryland.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beezer View Post
    That would be ... drum roll, please! ... "Run Wild, Run Free." The boy is Mark Lester, of "Oliver!" fame. It's actually quite a lovely movie.

    Was that a British movie, and there was always a lot of mist swirling around, and the pony got stuck in a bottomless bog, not quicksand? Or am I thinking of a different movie?

    If it's the same one, it's a terrible tear-jerker - I remember crying until I threw up when watching it.

    It was chosen by the parents for the Pony Club Christmas party one year, and I wasn't the only one throwing up; we were all equally stricken. Fine old mess that was - not quite the sweet pony movie they'd hoped for!



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    Yes, that would be the same movie, and I can understand why you cried. The movie is indeed British and the pony indeed becomes bog-bound, but in Yank terminology, it was quicksand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beezer View Post
    That would be ... drum roll, please! ... "Run Wild, Run Free."
    I never saw the movie, but I've read the book it was based on. The title was originally "The White Colt" but it can also be found under the movie title "Run Wild, Run Free" and it was written by David Rook.



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    I remember it as Run Wild, Run free and it sure was moving-I loved it!



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    Wow, I still vaguely remember watching that movie, it's probably been close to thirty years ago. I wonder if it's available anywhere?
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