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Gen X-er's will fondly remember this gem from their younger years.

While traveling with his father, a young boy named Alec Ramsey becomes fascinated by a mysterious Arabian stallion that is brought on board the ship on which he is sailing. When the ship tragically sinks, Alec and the stallion are the sole survivors, and he is left stranded on a deserted island. Alec befriends the horse -- his only companion on the shipwrecked island.

When finally both the boy are rescued and return home, they soon meet Henry Dailey, a once successful trainer. Together they begin training the stallion to race against the world's fastest horses.

"The Black Stallion" is based on Walter Farley's classic children's novel.

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After being shipwrecked with a magnificent horse off the coast of Africa in the 1940s, a boy bonds with the stallion, and trains him to race after their rescue. The Criterion Collection

"The Black Stallion" Screenplay Details.

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The Black Stallion screenplay small movie poster.
Type ...
SCANNED
Version ... Revised
Date ... 08.10.1977
Pages ... 118
Genres ... AdventureFamilySport
Screenplay ... Melissa MathisonJeanne RosenbergWilliam D. Wittliff
IMDb ID ... 0078872

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Glossary

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DUPLICATE
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It's the same, but different.

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FYC
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For Your Consideration.

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ORIGINAL
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Official, authentic, real.

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REPLICA
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SCANNED
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Digitized version of the screenplay-actual.

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