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Black Beauty (1933)

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Before it became one of Hollywood's busiest B-picture mills, Monogram Pictures had a fondness for literary adaptations (The Moonstone, Jane Eyre etc.) Monogram's 1933 Black Beauty was, of course, based on the classic novel by Anna Sewell. Only a few of the many anecdotal adventures of the titular black horse are dramatized herein. Black Beauty is raised by a loving family, is abused by unloving owners, then returns to the loving family again. Silent movie star Esther Ralston is top-billed, but the true acting honors go to Black Beauty herself. The story would be remade by 20th Century-Fox in 1946, and for television several times over.

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Esther Ralston
as Leila Lambert
Alexander Kirkland
as Henry Cameron
Gavin Gordon
as Captain Jordan
Don Alvarado
as Renaldo
George Walsh
as Junk Man
Theodore Lorch
as Veterinarian
Al Bridge
as Cab Driver
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