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The Story of Seabiscuit (1949)





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This romance centers on lovely Margaret O'Hara, an Irish lass who comes to cheer her Uncle Shawn O'Hara's horse during the big races and ends up falling in love with handsome jockey Ted Knowles. He asks for her hand, but she will only marry him if he gives up racing.
Classics , Drama , Kids & Family , Romance
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Shirley Temple
as Margaret O'Hara
Barry Fitzgerald
as Shawn O'Hara
Lon McCallister
as Ted Knowles
Rosemary DeCamp
as Mrs. Charles S. Howard
Donald MacBride
as George Carson
Pierre Watkin
as Charles S. Howard
William Forrest
as Thomas Millford
Bill Cartledge
as Jockey George Woolf
Lew Harvey
as Buyer
Creighton Hale
as Husband
Ray Erlenborn
as Cameraman
Gil Warren
as Radio Announcer
Jack Loman
as Spectator
Alan Foster
as Spectator
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Critic Reviews for The Story of Seabiscuit

All Critics (3)

Well, it's a lot shorter than the recent self-important version of the story.

November 24, 2003
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Audience Reviews for The Story of Seabiscuit

This is not the actual story of the legendary racehorse Seabiscuit. Imagine a parallel universe where the horses and the races were real but the human characters surrounding them were fictional but the characters were so likeable that you wish this was the true story of Seabiscuit and that's what you have with this stunningly beautiful Technicolor masterpiece. Seabiscuit is actually a background character in this film. It centers around a wise elderly Irish horsetrainer Fitzgerald who sees the early potential in the seemingly broken down horse, his gorgeous niece Margaret played by a now grown child star Shirley Temple whom due to losing her brother to the sport doesn't share his interest, and a hope filled jockey Knowles played by a too big Lon McCallister who wants nothing more than to ride Seabiscuit into the history books and woo the cynical Margaret into becoming Mrs. Ted Knowles.

Curtis Reynolds
Curtis Reynolds

I felt guilty watching this one because of the first few scenes. Wow, those were bad. If you make it through that, you can get to some good parts.

martha m
martha m

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