The fourth screen adaptation of Anna Sewell's classic novel is, in some ways, the most faithful and accomplished. Screenwriter and director Caroline Thompson recounts the life of Black Beauty, an aging, handsome stallion living in Victorian England. The film is narrated by Alan Cumming as the voice of Black Beauty, who spends a happy childhood on ...Read MoreThe fourth screen adaptation of Anna Sewell's classic novel is, in some ways, the most faithful and accomplished. Screenwriter and director Caroline Thompson recounts the life of Black Beauty, an aging, handsome stallion living in Victorian England. The film is narrated by Alan Cumming as the voice of Black Beauty, who spends a happy childhood on a rambling country estate before being ravaged by illness and surviving a horrible stable fire. However, the worst is yet to come as Black Beauty's new owners subject him to life as a horse for rent and, later, as a taxi puller in working-class London, before he can retire in peace. The original novel was written to draw attention to the cruel treatment of animals in 1877 England, and the issue's continued relevance today adds poignancy and gravity to this affecting tale. The film is episodic, as was the book, and the topic is handled with sensitivity and care. Don Kaye, RoviRead Less
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Sean Bean, David Thewlis, Jim Carter, Peter Davison, Alun Armstrong. Fine in fine packaging. Language: English. Run time: 85 mins. Originally released: 1994. (m114) VHS movie is in excellent cond, with clamshell box in excellent cond; from a private collection, not an ex-video club copy.
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The most beautiful and well written story. Portrayed by a grand cast of actors and actresses. The story is told by the horse and I can't imagine anyone not loving this movie. A classic, and also a good insight into the care and handling of horses to boot. Good for children or adults. Everyone should own a copy of this movie..