The Story of Seabiscuit
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The Story of Seabiscuit

Year:
Duration:
98 min | USA:93 min (DVD version)
Genres:
Drama | Family | Romance
IMDB rate:
6.1
Director:
David Butler
Details
Country: USA
Release Date: 1949-11-12
Filming Locations: Burns Ranch, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA
Cast
Actor
Character
Shirley Temple
Margaret O'Hara
Barry Fitzgerald
Shawn O'Hara
Lon McCallister
Ted Knowles
Rosemary DeCamp
Mrs. Charles S. Howard
Donald MacBride
George Carson
Pierre Watkin
Charles S. Howard
William Forrest
Thomas Milford
Joe Hernandez
Race Commentator
Hal J. Moore
Race Commentator
Clem McCarthy
Race Commentator
Sugarfoot Anderson
Walkin' Murphy, Milford's Boy (as 'Sugarfoot' Anderson)
Seabiscuit
Himself (archive footage)
John Alvin
Announcer (uncredited)
Claudia Barrett
Nurse (uncredited)
Brandon Beach
Spectator (uncredited)
Walden Boyle
Reporter (uncredited)
Chet Brandenburg
Racetrack Usher (uncredited)
Herman Cantor
Gus, the $8K Bidder (uncredited)
Dee Carroll
Nurse Alice Talbot (uncredited)
Bill Cartledge
Jockey George Woolf (uncredited)
Tom Coleman
Railbird (uncredited)
Herschel Daugherty
Reporter (uncredited)
Marjorie Eaton
Miss Newsome (uncredited)
Ray Erlenborn
Cameraman (uncredited)
Franklyn Farnum
Racetrack Spectator (uncredited)
Adolph Faylauer
Spectator (uncredited)
Don Forbes
Fred Baker (uncredited)
Alan Foster
Racetrack Spectator (uncredited)
Cal Frederick
Announcer (uncredited)
Terry Frost
Reporter (uncredited)
Joe Gilbert
Reporter (uncredited)
Robert Haines
Spectator (uncredited)
Creighton Hale
Oscar - Racetrack Spectator (uncredited)
Bert Hanlon
Trainer (uncredited)
Sam Harris
Man at Auction (uncredited)
Lew Harvey
Buyer (uncredited)
Whitey Hughes
Jockey (uncredited)
Eugene Jackson
Stablehand (uncredited)
Bobby Johnson
Swipe (uncredited)
Edward Keane
The $15K Bidder (uncredited)
Mike Lally
Racetrack Spectator in Howards' Box (uncredited)
Lawrence LaMarr
Swipe (uncredited)
Carl M. Leviness
Man at Auction (uncredited)
Charles Lind
Minor Role (uncredited)
Jack Lomas
Racetrack Spectator (uncredited)
Cy Malis
Attendant (uncredited)
Charles Marsh
Racetrack Spectator (uncredited)
Philo McCullough
Well-Wisher (uncredited)
Harold Miller
Racetrack Spectator (uncredited)
Frank Mitchell
Racetrack Spectator (uncredited)
Forbes Murray
Buyer (uncredited)
William J. O'Brien
Racetrack Spectator (uncredited)
Spec O'Donnell
Freckled Dice Game Participant (uncredited)
Ezelle Poule
Miss Finch (uncredited)
Suzanne Ridgeway
Nurse (uncredited)
Clinton Rosemond
Swipe (uncredited)
Cosmo Sardo
Spectator (uncredited)
James Simmons
Swipe (uncredited)
Emmett Smith
Porter (uncredited)
Joe Smith
Trainer (uncredited)
Madame Sul-Te-Wan
Libby (uncredited)
Ralph Volkie
Photographer (uncredited)
War Admiral
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Gil Warren
Fred Baker - Radio Announcer (uncredited)
Howard Washington
Swipe (uncredited)
Ernest Wilson
Swipe (uncredited)
Jack Wise
Racetrack Spectator (uncredited)
Joe Wong
Wong the O'Hara's Cook (uncredited)
Did you know?
Trivia
Though shot in Technicolor, the film incorporates actual black-and-white footage of Seabiscuit in races.
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In the close-ups, Seabiscuit was played by Sea Sovereign, his son.
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The horse which plays Seabiscuit was a cousin to the real Seabiscuit.
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Goofs
In the final scene at the winner's circle, an apparent newsreel cameraman is filming while cranking his camera - backwards. He pauses for a few seconds, starts to crank one way, then the other. Finally, he resumes cranking, this time in the correct direction.
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Seabiscuit's pre-Charles S. Howard silks are shown as green and white. Before Howard bought him Wheatley Stables owned Seabiscuit. Their silks were golden yellow with purple sleeves and cap.
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Quotes
Thomas Milford, Owner Milford Farms: I agree with you, Margaret, he should get to a warmer climate.
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Shawn O'Hara, Seabiscuit's Trainer: You'll be right in your element here, Maggie. We're all nurses now.
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Shawn O'Hara, Seabiscuit's Trainer: You've a perfect right to know why I came to America. I'm through training jumping horses for the rest of me days. No doubt you remember the last grand national at Aintree?
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Photos from cast
Gertrude Astor