Black Beauty 1994

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Black Beauty ★★★ 1994 (G)

Remake of the classic Anna Sewell children's novel about an oft-sold horse whose life has its shares of ups and downs. Timeless tale still brings children and adults to tears. Six-year-old quarterhorse named Justin gives a nuanced portrayal as the Black Beauty, recalling Olivier in “Hamlet.” Directorial debut of “Secret Garden” screenwriter Thompson. 88m/C VHS, DVD . Andrew Knott, Sean Bean, David Thewlis, Jim Carter, Alun Armstrong, Eleanor Bron, Peter Cook, Peter Davison, John McEnery, Nicholas Jones; D: Caroline Thompson; W: Caroline Thompson; C: Alex Thomson.