Philip Ransome, a northern English boy about 10 years old, has been mute since age 3 and spends his days roaming the moors alone. His parents despair of a cure. One day he sees a singular wild albino pony with blue eyes and befriends it avidly. A kindly retired colonel who accepts Philip as he is, a girl his age, and a pet falcon she gives him provide him with more things to love and care about. Gradually Philip emerges from his shell. But the way out is full of heartbreak and setbacks.
- Very moving drama.
I thought the film was very well done. Mark Lester turned in another sensational performance. His portrayal of the disturbed child,Philip,was very believable. The other cast members did fine jobs,too. The ending was solid. Nice family-type movie.
- Why is this movie not on video?
My only comment is that when I was a young girl I must have seen this movie three times. I have never done that for any other movie. It was one of the most beautiful movies I have ever seen in story line and cinematography. I am very, very disapointed that I will never be able to ever see this movie again, because I can not find it on video anywhere. If any one has information on where I can see it again please let me know. Thank you.
Director:Richard C. Sarafian
Writer:David Rook (novel)
Cast: Fiona Fullerton .... Diana
Gordon Jackson .... Mr. Ransome
Mark Lester .... Philip Ransome
Bernard Miles .... Reg
John Mills .... The Moorman
Also Known As: White Colt, The (1969)
Runtime: 100 min
Color: Color (Technicolor)
Filming Locations:Dartmoor, Devon, England, UK
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