Original title: Thunderhead: Son of Flicka
Director: Louis King
Country and year: USA / 1945
Genre: Family

Cast: Roddy McDowall, Preston Foster, Rita Johnson, James Bell, Patti Hale

The sequel to the wildly popular, heart-warming children's classic My Friend Flicka, stars the original winsome young Roddy McDowall as the horse-lover against all odds. The sequel is every bit as touching, involving, and misty-eye-inducing as the original film. Thunderhead, a headstrong albino colt, is the son of the mare Flicka, and McDowall's Ken McLaughlin sets out to find out what this wild thing can do. Thunderhead, when given his head, can fly as though winged, so Ken decides to enter Thunderhead in some horse races. But it becomes clear that Thunderhead can fly only if he's free. A tragedy threatens the sweet world that Thunderhead and Ken have created, and only that magical love between child and animal can overcome the stumbling blocks. A.T. Hurley