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My Brother Talks to Horses (1947)

A classic film featuring a boy who is able to hear what the racehorses at the track are thinking. He bases their moods on how well he thinks they'll do, and tells his older brother who is ... See full summary »

Director:

Fred Zinnemann

Writer:

Morton Thompson (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Jackie 'Butch' Jenkins ... Lewie Penrose
Peter Lawford ... John S. Penrose
Beverly Tyler ... Martha Sterling
Edward Arnold ... Mr. Bledsoe
Charles Ruggles ... Richard Pennington Roeder
Spring Byington ... Mrs. 'Ma' Penrose
O.Z. Whitehead ... Mr. Puddy
Paul Langton ... Mr. Gillespie
Ernest Whitman Ernest Whitman ... Mr. Mordecai
Irving Bacon ... Mr. Piper
Lillian Yarbo ... Psyche
Howard Freeman ... Hector Damson
Harry Hayden ... Mr. Gibley
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A classic film featuring a boy who is able to hear what the racehorses at the track are thinking. He bases their moods on how well he thinks they'll do, and tells his older brother who is going to win that day. This earns him a reputation and gains him much attention, after people start to believe him. Written by Susan Kehl

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Exciting! Thrilling! Romantic!

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 February 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bror min, hästen och jag See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Fred Zinnemann and producer, Samuel Marx, invited Morton Thompson, the author of the underlying material in his book 'Joe, the Wounded Tennis Player,' to a Projection Room screening of the first rough cut, which included 'Scene Missing" tags and ragged sound. When that first screening ended, Mort got up, never looked at either Zinnemann or Marx, and walked angrily out, slamming the door. Marx commented that obviously, authors do not need their written word to show their unhappiness. See more »

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Referenced in Forecast (1945) See more »

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Excellent Family Entertainment
29 September 2006 | by ashordSee all my reviews

I loved this movie! It's a great movie, sensitive and spell-binding. All of the actors deserve awards for their portrayals of the characters that build and relate the storyline. The movie is unforgettable, and it's star, Peter Lawford, is superb in his role. The main star is a child, and predictably, he steals the show. If you are fortunate enough to see this movie, better have some tissues handy - it's definitely on a par with Jackie Coogan and Wallace Beery in "The Champ." The kids will love it, too. Yet, for all it's charm and warm-hearted appeal, it does not seem to be available for general purchase. Will somebody please tell me where I can get a copy - I'd love to see it again!


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