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Parents' Guide to

Black Beauty (1946)

By Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Adaptation focuses on young girl and romance, not the horse.

Movie NR 1946 74 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 1 parent review

age 10+

Mixed-love exprience is not worth watching

PG: romatic moments

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

As a cute, horsey romance, this version of BLACK BEAUTY is mildly entertaining. Mona Freeman is lively and engaging as a tomboy who learns to give people, and herself, the same patience and understanding she gives her favorite horse. Richard Denning is a handsome, dashing, winning love interest. Although the content is appropriate for younger viewers, it's probably better suited to older kids and tweens, especially horse lovers, who'll appreciate watching Anne discover her romantic feelings for Mr. Dixon and learn how to handle them as well as she handles Black Beauty. Note that the version available for streaming has been colorized, and not particularly well, though it will probably make it more engaging and relatable for kids who aren't used to black and white.

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