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The Black Stallion
Director: Carroll Ballard (Dir)
Release Date:   1979
Premiere Information:   New York opening: 18 Oct 1979; Los Angeles opening: 14 Dec 1979
Duration (in mins):   119
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Cast:   Kelly Reno (Alec Ramsey)  
    Mickey Rooney (Henry Dailey)  
    Teri Garr (Alec's mother)  
    Clarence Muse (Snoe)  
    Hoyt Axton (Alec's father)  


Production Company: Omni Zoetrope  
Distribution Company: United Artists Corp. (Transamerica Corp.)
Director: Carroll Ballard (Dir)
Producer: Fred Roos (Prod)
  Tom Sternberg (Prod)
Writer: Melissa Mathison (Scr)
  Jeanne Rosenberg (Scr)
  William D. Wittliff (Scr)
Photography: Caleb Deschanel (Dir of photog)
Art Direction: Aurelio Crugnola (Art dir)
  Earl Preston (Art dir)
Film Editor: Robert Dalva (Ed)
Music: Carmine Coppola (Mus)
MPAA Rating: G
Country: United States
Language: English

Source Text: Based on the novel The Black Stallion by Walter Farley (New York, 1941).
Authors: Walter Farley

Copyright Claimant Copyright Date Copyright Number
United Artists Corporation 29/1/1980 dd/mm/yyyy PA57931

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Genre: Adventure


Bibliographic Sources:   Date   Page
Hollywood Reporter   22 Oct 1979   p. 6, 11.
Los Angeles Times   9 Dec 1979   p. 46.
New York Times   13 Oct 1979   p. 12.
Variety   17 Oct 1979   p. 10, 38.

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