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The Story of Seabiscuit (1949)

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98 min | Drama, Family, Romance

Horse trainer Shawn O'Hara and his lovely niece, Margaret, come to America to escape the memory of an accident involving Margaret's brother, Danny. Working with thoroughbreds in Kentucky, Shawn takes a liking to a yearling named Seabiscuit...See moreHorse trainer Shawn O'Hara and his lovely niece, Margaret, come to America to escape the memory of an accident involving Margaret's brother, Danny. Working with thoroughbreds in Kentucky, Shawn takes a liking to a yearling named Seabiscuit, and fights to convince the horse's owner that the tiny horse with big knees will become a top-notch racehorse. Meanwhile, Margaret begins a tentative relationship with jockey Ted Knowles, but is haunted by her brother's death in a steeplechase spill. Written by Ray Hamel See less
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Nov 12, 1949 (United States)

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72 cast members
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Shirley Temple
Margaret O'Hara / Knowles Margaret O'Hara / Knowles   See fewer
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Barry Fitzgerald
Shawn O'Hara Shawn O'Hara   See fewer
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Lon McCallister
Ted Knowles Ted Knowles   See fewer
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Rosemary DeCamp
Mrs. Charles S. Howard Mrs. Charles S. Howard   See fewer
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Donald MacBride
George Carson George Carson   See fewer
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Pierre Watkin
Charles S. Howard Charles S. Howard   See fewer
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William Forrest
Thomas Milford Thomas Milford   See fewer
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Joe Hernandez
Race Commentator Race Commentator   See fewer
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Hal J. Moore
Race Commentator (as Hal Moore) Race Commentator (as Hal Moore)   See fewer
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Clem McCarthy
Race Commentator Race Commentator   See fewer
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Sugarfoot Anderson
Walkin' Murphy - Milford's Boy (as 'Sugarfoot' Anderson) Walkin' Murphy - Milford's Boy (as 'Sugarfoot' Anderson)   See fewer
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Seabiscuit
Himself (archive footage) Himself (archive footage)   See fewer
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John Alvin
Announcer (uncredited) Announcer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Gertrude Astor
Oscar's Wife (uncredited) Oscar's Wife (uncredited)   See fewer
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Claudia Barrett
Nurse (uncredited) Nurse (uncredited)   See fewer
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Brandon Beach
Spectator (uncredited) Spectator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Walden Boyle
Reporter (uncredited) Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Chet Brandenburg
Racetrack Usher (uncredited) Racetrack Usher (uncredited)   See fewer
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Herman Cantor
Gus - $8K Bidder (uncredited) Gus - $8K Bidder (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dee Carroll
Alice Talbot - Nurse (uncredited) Alice Talbot - Nurse (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bill Cartledge
George Woolf - Jockey (uncredited) George Woolf - Jockey (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tom Coleman
Railbird (uncredited) Railbird (uncredited)   See fewer
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Paul Cristo
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Miss Newsome (uncredited) Miss Newsome (uncredited)   See fewer
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Don Forbes
Fred Baker (uncredited) Fred Baker (uncredited)   See fewer
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Cal Frederick
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Terry Frost
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Joe Gilbert
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Creighton Hale
Oscar - Racetrack Spectator (uncredited) Oscar - Racetrack Spectator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bert Hanlon
Trainer (uncredited) Trainer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sam Harris
Man at Auction (uncredited) Man at Auction (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lew Harvey
Buyer (uncredited) Buyer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Whitey Hughes
Jockey (uncredited) Jockey (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eugene Jackson
Stablehand (uncredited) Stablehand (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edward Keane
The $15K Bidder (uncredited) The $15K Bidder (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mike Lally
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Man at Auction (uncredited) Man at Auction (uncredited)   See fewer
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Forbes Murray
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William J. O'Brien
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Spec O'Donnell
Freckled Dice Game Participant (uncredited) Freckled Dice Game Participant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Monty O'Grady
Spectator (uncredited) Spectator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ezelle Poule
Miss Finch (uncredited) Miss Finch (uncredited)   See fewer
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Waclaw Rekwart
Spectator (uncredited) Spectator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Nurse (uncredited) Nurse (uncredited)   See fewer
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Clinton Rosemond
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Cosmo Sardo
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James Simmons
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Porter (uncredited) Porter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Gil Warren
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Ernest Wilson
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6.3 / 10 | 673 votes