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Ride a Wild Pony (1975)

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Scott, a poor farm boy, is given a wild pony from a wealthy ranch owner's herd to ride to and from school. Scott and his pony soon become an inseparable team, until one day the pony ... See full summary »

Director:

Don Chaffey

Writers:

Rosemary Anne Sisson (screenplay), James Aldridge (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Craig ... James Ellison
John Meillon ... Charles E. Quayle
Robert Bettles Robert Bettles ... Scotty Pirie
Eva Griffith Eva Griffith ... Josie Ellison
Graham Rouse Graham Rouse ... Bluey Waters
Alfred Bell Alfred Bell ... Angus Pirie
John Meillon Jr. ... Kit Quayle
Roy Haddrick Roy Haddrick ... J.C. Strapp
Peter Gwynne Peter Gwynne ... Sgt. Collins
Melissa Jaffer ... Mrs. Pirie
Lorraine Bayly Lorraine Bayly ... Mrs. Ellison
Wendy Playfair ... Mrs. Quayle
Elizabeth Alexander ... Miss Hildebrand (teacher)
Kate Clarkson Kate Clarkson ... Jeannie Quayle
Phillip Ross Phillip Ross
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Storyline

Scott, a poor farm boy, is given a wild pony from a wealthy ranch owner's herd to ride to and from school. Scott and his pony soon become an inseparable team, until one day the pony suddenly disappears. Soon after, the ranch owner's handicapped daughter Josie has a wild pony especially trained to pull her cart. But Scott is convinced that Josie's pony is actually his, which leads to a court battle that divides their small Australian town. One child must ultimately lose the pony when true ownership is decided... Written by Snow4849

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All he asked was to run free... See more »

Genres:

Adventure | Family

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Official Site

Country:

Australia | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 March 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Born to Run See more »

Filming Locations:

Australia See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.75 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The production had to wait a week before they could film at the Australian homestead "Belltrees". This was because Prince Charles was staying there. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Bluey Waters: Hey, you, Scott Pirie! Where do you think you're going with that pony? Scotty, come back here!
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Connections

Referenced in Backflash (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Alexander's Ragtime Band
(uncredited)
Written by Irving Berlin
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A captivating film for anyone who loves horses and ponies.
31 March 2005 | by gabbitassjSee all my reviews

I have only ever seen this film once when I was a child,but I enjoyed it so much that I have never forgotten it and would love to see it again (if it became available on DVD or VHS in the UK).It is a Disney production (which I did not find out until I began looking for the film recently)and is set in Australia.The film focuses on two children,a boy and a girl (each from different families)who both fall in love with the same pony captured for them on separate occasions from the wild.They cannot agree whom the pony belongs to,so they have a test to make the pony choose his owner.This film totally gripped me as a pony lover,seeing the children in anguish over their beloved pet.But it all ends well and has touched my heart forever.This is a film not to be missed by both adults and children who have ever had a pony.It will fill you with emotion.


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