The Story of Seabiscuit

"Weak"

The Story of Seabiscuit Review


While the 2003 Seabiscuit has its share of factual license, it can't hold a candle to the utterly contrived The Story of Seabiscuit, a mere Shirley Temple love story set against the backdrop of the (at the time) recent success of Seabiscuit in the thoroughbred horse racing world. The only actual reason to watch this film -- which has Temple and her dad coming over from Ireland in order to train the horse and lead him to victory -- is the black and white footage of Seabiscuit's actual races, incorporated into the film. It's the only genuine part of the movie, and the only part worth watching.


The Story of Seabiscuit

Facts and Figures

Run time: 98 mins

In Theaters: Saturday 12th November 1949

Budget: $700 thousand

Distributed by: WARNER BROTHERS PICTURES

Production compaines: Warner Bros.

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 2 / 5

IMDB: 6.1 / 10

Cast & Crew

Director: David Butler

Producer:

Starring: as Margaret O'Hara / Knowles, as Shawn O'Hara, as Ted Knowles, as Mrs. Charles S. Howard, as George Carson, as Charles S. Howard, as Thomas Milford, Joe Hernandez as Race Commentator, Hal J. Moore as Race Commentator, Clem McCarthy as Race Commentator, Sugarfoot Anderson as Walkin' Murphy, Milford's Boy, as Himself (archive footage), Sea Sovereign as Seabiscuit (close-ups), War Admiral as Himself (archive footage) (uncredited), Joe Wong as Wong the O'Hara's Cook (uncredited)

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