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Black Beauty

This is not a western, nor is it about a Harlem queen. This is a picturization of that classic juvenile story which has behind it a sale of 3 million copies in the US. It was first published in 1877 and has been printed in edition after edition ever since.

Cast:
Esther Ralston
Alexander Kirkland
Hale Hamilton
Gavin Gordon
Don Alvardo
George Walsh

This is not a western, nor is it about a Harlem queen. This is a picturization of that classic juvenile story which has behind it a sale of 3 million copies in the US. It was first published in 1877 and has been printed in edition after edition ever since.

A tear element figures as the horse, hero of the tale, gets rough breaks, one after another. Not laid on with unnatural thickness but, rather, strikes a note of sympathy which stands as an asset. Two particularly sympathetic characters, as done by Esther Ralston and Alexander Kirkland, go with the animal. They are the wealthy widow and the boyish owner of Black Beauty, all of whom become united for the happy finish.

Story is fairly well and evenly told, starting with the birth of the horse that was to lose his chance as a racing champ, go down the river to a cruel buyer and later land as a dray horse for a junkman.

Black Beauty

Production: Monogram. Director Phil Rosen; Producer I.E. Chadwick; Screenplay Charles Logue; Camera Charles Stumar; Editor Carl Pearson

Crew: (B&W) Extract of a review from 1933. Running time: 63 MIN.

With: Esther Ralston
Alexander Kirkland
Hale Hamilton
Gavin Gordon
Don Alvardo
George Walsh

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