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Black Beauty
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Directed By
Caroline Thompson

Written By:
Caroline Thompson

Andrew Knott, Sean Bean, David Thewlis, Jim Carter, Alun Armstrong, Eleanor Bron, Peter Cook, John McEnery, Nicholas Jones, Peter Davison, Nicholas Jones

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Black Beauty (1994)
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Movie Review by Derringer
August 9th, 2009


This 4th (and best) film adaptation of ANNA SEWELL's famous novel (written in 1877) is a beautiful, heartfelt re-telling of the well-known story about a magnificent black stallion.

SEWELL had written BLACK BEAUTY as her way of drawing attention to the cruel treatment of animals. The Humane Society could certainly use this film as a means to counter cruelty to horses.

Set in Victorian England, BLACK BEAUTY's story is imaginatively narrated (for the benefit of the viewer) from the perspective of the horse - The story literally comes straight from 'The-Horse's-Mouth'.

This absolutely handsome, coal-black stallion recalls his life through from his birth to his carefree days as a colt. Upon reaching maturity he suffers many hardships, including being unjustly used as a 'horse-for-rent' and as a taxi-puller in working-class London. This truly noble beast goes through many owners, both good and bad, untill he finally finds true happiness and contentment.

BLACK BEAUTY is a wonderful 'family-orientated' film that is surely guaranteed to bring tears of joy, and those of sadness, to the eye.

Directed by CAROLINE THOMPSON (in her directorial debut), this impressive film was, without question, professionally handled. There was a fine sense of care and consideration put into the filming of every scene in BLACK BEAUTY.

If you're a true admirer of horses - See BLACK BEAUTY.

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