Miracle of the White Stallions (1963)





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This Walt Disney production is based on the true story of the rescue of the Royal Lipizzaner horses of Vienna. Colonel Podhajsky is the instructor at a Spanish riding school. During the war, the Colonel attempts to smuggle the prized horses from Czechoslovakia and out of harm's way.
Action & Adventure , Classics , Drama , Kids & Family
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Buena Vista


Robert Taylor
as Col. Podhajsky
Lilli Palmer
as Vedena Podhajsky
Curd Jürgens
as Gen. Tellheim
Eddie Albert
as Rider Otto
James Franciscus
as Maj. Hoffman
John Larch
as Gen. Patton
Brigitte Horney
as Countess Arco-Valley
Philip Abbott
as Col. Reed
Douglas Fowley
as US General
Charles Regnier
as Gen. Stryker
Fritz Wepper
as Rider Hans
Gunther Haenel
as Groom Sascha
Guenther Haenel
as Groom Sascha
Hans Habietinek
as Innkeeper Hager
Philo Hauser
as Dispatcher
Michael Janisch
as Refugee Leader
Margarethe Dux
as Woman Railroad Official
Max Haufler
as Engineer
Robert Dietl
as German MP Captain
Josef Krastel
as Attendant Carl
Peter Jost
as Kreisleiter
Herbert Prikopa
as Orderly Tellheim
Erik Schumann
as German Capt. Danhoff
Helmut Janatsch
as Intruder
Helmuth Janatsch
as Intruder
Michael Tellering
as Stryker's Adjutant
Hal Galili
as Brooklyn GI
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July 20, 2005

Audience Reviews for Miracle of the White Stallions


Beautiful horses and locations plus fine actors but it goes on too long. Robert Taylor's insistence on keeping that jet black hair as he aged led to an unfortunate resemblance to Count Dracula.

jay nixon
jay nixon

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Is it fiction or reality? Based on a true story, this rather unlikely Disney adventure is as dark a film the studio EVER made, with German troops telling this story. See it as you will never see another one like it. [img]https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSOYV60AYs79draGvl_4Ks3yATSGGM_lLXM4iN_0ErqqoPBbeWh[/img] SEE the entire film here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1fiPk_iLlo CAST Robert Taylor - Col.Alois Podhajsky Lilli Palmer - Vedena Podhajsky Curt Jürgens - Gen. Tellheim Eddie Albert - Rider Otto James Franciscus - Maj. Hoffman John Larch - Gen. Patton Brigitte Horney - Countess Arco-Valley Philip Abbott - Col. Reed Douglas Fowley - U.S. General Charles Régnier - Gen. Stryker Fritz Wepper - Rider Hans [img]https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSWKwCea9-7OTBP0Xvy8oajkrhDjLUPsepqDUC6W8x06OS2fWOo[/img] Directed by Arthur Hiller Produced by Walt Disney Written by novel Alois Podhajsky screenplay AJ Carothers Music by Paul J. Smith Cinematography Günther Anders Editing by Alfred Srp Cotton Warburton Studio Walt Disney Productions Distributed by Buena Vista Distribution Release dates 29 March 1963 (USA) Running time 93 minutes Country United States Language English Box office $2,550,000 (US/ Canada) [img]https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcS4jV-0RPIVVJDPaw8ZrFif9IrSf3M2yknILFdjHhus_QGTKmpfTw[/img] Miracle of the White Stallions is a 1963 film released by Walt Disney starring Robert Taylor (playing Alois Podhajsky), Lilli Palmer, and Eddie Albert. It is the story of the evacuation of the Lipizzaner horses from the Spanish Riding School in Vienna during World War II. In World War II Austria, Col. Alois Podhajsky sets out to protect his beloved Lipizzaner stallions - purebred snow-white horses with centuries of tradition - from "liberation" by the Soviet Army, and ensure that they are surrendered into safekeeping. It is known that U.S. General Patton is something of a horse fancier and might help, if he sees the stallions perform. [img]http://www.deeprootsathome.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Screen-shot-2012-03-19-at-11.50.28-AM.png[/img] Rod Taylor,right, the German who fights to save his horses

monsieur rick
monsieur rick

This is an exceptional live-action Walt Disney adventure-drama. The film works the family-oriented animal interest of the Lippizan horses into the framework of a dramatic and often suspenseful wartime adventure. One needn't be a horse-lover to be caught up in the story and end up caring about the animals which in this film are symbols of art, grace and beauty surviving a war-torn world. The audience is teased with glimpses of the stallions at play and in training and learns to appreciate their value so that the full-blown horse-show finale comes as a welcome joy.

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Constanza Boutter

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