Who Says I Can't Ride a Rainbow! (Barney) (1971) - Rotten Tomatoes

Who Says I Can't Ride a Rainbow! (Barney) (1971)

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This upbeat children's adventure tells the true story of gentle Barney Marcovitz who firmly believes that the world's hope is in the hands of children. Barney manages a pony farm/petting zoo in Greenwich Village so that city kids can sample country life. The trouble begins when the real estate developers who own his property want to put up a housing complex. The irate neighbors rally on behalf of Barney's zoo, but the developers won't listen. The defeated zoo keeper then gives his animals to the local kids. Mayhem ensues, especially with two children who try to keep their new pony a secret from their parents. In the end, all is saved when Barney moves his menagerie to the Bronx.

Cast

Norma French
as Mary Lee
Val Avery
as The Marshal
Ed Crowley
as Schaeffer
Dan Drake
as Chauffeur
Laura Figueroa
as Angel's Mother
Frances Foster
as Kevin's Mother
Florence Kennedy
as Kevin's Grandmother
Virginia Kiser
as David's Mother
Leib Lensky
as Derelict
Mervyn Nelson
as A.S.P.C.A. Man
David Polinger
as Architect
Antonia Rey
as Chi Chi's Mother
Jack Strauss
as Architect
Douglass Watson
as David's Father
Barney Marovitz
as Horse Van Driver
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Critic Reviews for Who Says I Can't Ride a Rainbow! (Barney)

All Critics (2) | Top Critics (1)

Neither the relationship, nor the kids, nor even the animals gets handsome enough treatment to redeem Who Says I Can't Ride a Rainbow! from general mediocrity.

July 22, 2013 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…
New York Times
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The film's potential for sentimentality is high, but luckily the filmmakers never stoop to the obvious, and the result is a warm-hearted, if rather slow-moving, tale.

July 22, 2013 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
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