The Black Stallion

A wild horse saves a young boy’s life after a terrifying shipwreck and the two become unlikely friends in Carroll Ballard’s cinematic tour de force, adapted from Walter Farley’s classic children’s novel. From the crystalline shores of a deserted island to the green grass and dusty roads of 1940s suburban America, Ballard and director of photography Caleb Deschanel create a film of consistent visual invention and purity, one that also features a winning supporting performance by Mickey Rooney as a retired jockey and a gorgeous score by Carmine Coppola.


The Black Stallion



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Film Info

Carroll Ballard, 1979, US, 117 minutes, G

Genre: Drama
Cast Members: Kelly Reno, Mickey Rooney, Teri Garr
Format: Digital
Producer: Francis Ford Coppola
Cinematographer: Caleb Deschanel