My Friend Flicka (film)

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My Friend Flicka
My Friend Flicka FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed byHarold D. Schuster
Produced byRalph Dietrich
Written byMary O'Hara (novel)
Francis Edward Faragoh (adaptation)
Lillie Hayward
StarringRoddy McDowell
Preston Foster
Rita Johnson
Music byAlfred Newman
StudioTwentieth Century-Fox
Distributed byTwentieth Century-Fox
Release datesMay 26, 1943
Running time89 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
 
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My Friend Flicka
My Friend Flicka FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed byHarold D. Schuster
Produced byRalph Dietrich
Written byMary O'Hara (novel)
Francis Edward Faragoh (adaptation)
Lillie Hayward
StarringRoddy McDowell
Preston Foster
Rita Johnson
Music byAlfred Newman
StudioTwentieth Century-Fox
Distributed byTwentieth Century-Fox
Release datesMay 26, 1943
Running time89 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

Flicka, film (2006)

My Friend Flicka is a 1943 coming-of-age film about a young boy, played by Roddy McDowall, who is given a colt to raise. It is based on the popular children's novel by Mary O'Hara.

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Wyoming ranchers Rob and Nell McLaughlin somewhat reluctantly decide to give their 10 year old son, Ken, a chance to raise a horse and learn about responsibility. He chooses a one year old filly and names her Flicka, which ranch hand Gus informs him is a Swedish word for "little girl."

Rising debts and a "loco" strain have created problems for the McLaughlins. They accept a $500 offer from a neighboring rancher for the young filly's mother, Rocket, but the mare is accidentally killed while she is being loaded into a van.

The situation gets worse when Flicka is badly cut by barbed wire and the wound becomes infected. Ken cares for her best he can, but the infection leads father Rob to conclude that the horse must be put down. A gunshot by his father makes Ken fear the worst, but it turns out he was warding off a mountain lion after being warned by Flicka. The filly's life is spared, and young Ken nurtures her back to health.

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