5.0 out of 5 stars i haven't seen the entire movie yet
therefore, i can only make a general comment. i bought it because it is a beautiful "old fashioned" style movie.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Mostly Faithful to the Book
Shot on location on Chincoteague and Assateague Island, this movie wisely sticks to the original souce material. Misty fans of all ages will want to see this movie so they can see the places mentioned in the book and watch a real Pony Penning Day roundup.
Both the book and movie characters were based on real people (and ponies). Misty was an equine celebrity with...
Published on Aug. 3 2002 by smctopia
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5.0 out of 5 stars i haven't seen the entire movie yet,
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This review is from: Misty (DVD)therefore, i can only make a general comment. i bought it because it is a beautiful "old fashioned" style movie.
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5.0 out of 5 stars "Misty (1961) ... David Ladd ... Koch Vision (2008)",
This review is from: Misty (DVD)Koch Vision and 20th Century Fox presents "MISTY" (4 June 1961) (91 ins/Color) (Dolby digitally remastered) --- It has a very Disney/family style, a very solid, down-to-earth plot, a lot of focus on animals and nature, a realistic style, subtle humor, smart pieces of dialog, a well meshed plot, a warm family feeling, and a happy ending --- the film is educational, in the same way that Disneyland used to be educational in the early 1960s: endless tidbits of knowledge are imparted via the dialog, such as that a "hand" is equal to four inches, or that a foal should not be fed sugar since that turns the horse into a biter, or that "breaking" a horse is different than "gentling" a horse --- It's hard to come away from the film without having learned more about horses, or without having developed more of an appreciation of horses. Also, the locations and history of the annual pony roundup are authentic, so a bit of geographical and historical knowledge is imparted, as well --- This is a solid family film that should still be enjoyable for all ages, especially for horse lovers.
Under the production staff of:
James B. Clark - Director
Robert B. Radnitz - Producer
Marguerite Henry - Book Author
Ted Sherdeman - Screenwriter
Lee Garmes - Cinematographer
Leo Tover - Cinematographer
Paul Sawtell - Composer (Music Score)
Bert Shefter - Composer (Music Score)
Frederick Y. Smith - Editor
Duncan Cramer - Art Director
Maurice Ransford - Art Director
Stuart A. Reiss - Set Designer
Walter Scott - Set Designer
Bernard Freericks - Sound/Sound Designer
Ben Nye, Sr. - Makeup
Stanley Hough - First Assistant Director
Story line and plot, Every year the Chincoteague fire department rounds up the wild ponies of Assateague. island, and then auctions off the colts and yearlings to thin out the herd. A young brother and sister, Paul and Maureen Beebe, have set their hearts on owning one particular wild three-year old pony, The Phantom --- Only they have to earn the money, as the Phantom has to be captured in the roundup, and then they have to outbid everyone else for her in the auction --- And even the Phantom herself has a surprise for Paul and Maureen: a foal named Misty --- The scenery is breathtaking, with sandy beaches, sand dunes, coastal pine forest, and open fields with horses running free --- Has that small town feeling with its carnival and everybody knowing everybody --- Other than the old-fashioned clothes and hair styles, this film seems a lot more modern than its 1961 release --- still stands up well in this modern era without seeming excessively sweet or having ridiculous humor --- There are also some gender equality issues thrown into the plot, which makes it ahead of its time..
the cast includes:
David Ladd ... Paul Beebe
Arthur O'Connell ... Grandpa Beebe
Pam Smith ... Maureen Beebe
Anne Seymour ... Grandma Beebe
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Duke Farley ... Eba Jones
1. David Ladd
Date of Birth: 5 February 1947 - Los Angeles, California
Date of Death: Still Living
2. Arthur O'Connell
Date of Birth: 29 March 1908 - New York City, New York
Date of Death: 18 May 1981 - Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California
3. Pam Smith
Date of Birth: Unknown
Date of Death: Unknown
4. Anne Seymour
Date of Birth: 11 September 1909 - New York City, New York
Date of Death: 8 December 1988 - Los Angeles, California
Great job by Koch Vision --- looking forward to more high quality titles from their film market --- order your copy now from Amazon or Koch Vision where there are plenty of copies available on DVD, stay tuned once again for top notch releases --- where they are experts in releasing long forgotten films and treasures to the collector.
Total Time: 91 mins on DVD ~ KOCH Vision ~ (11/25/2008)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Misty,
This review is from: Misty (DVD)grandchildren love this movie and watch it often, I loved it as well, how a horse want to be home among familiar horses
3.0 out of 5 stars Mostly Faithful to the Book,
Both the book and movie characters were based on real people (and ponies). Misty was an equine celebrity with children all over America. After a storm nearly destroyed Chincoteague, the real Misty often appeared in theaters where this film was shown to raise money to rebuild the island.
Arthur O'Connell as Grandpa Beebe was a disappointment. He doesn't speak in the warm, grizzled ways like the character in the book and he doesn't even have a Southern accent.
The film was shot in CinamaScope and the video is formatted in pan-and-scan. There are many instances during the film where the cropped picture looks distorted because of this. If you really want to enjoy the beauty of this film, hold out for a widescreen version on DVD. It would be nice if future editions of this film also had a documentary about the real Misty and her life.
4.0 out of 5 stars The book is better,
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3.0 out of 5 stars its good expect the end,
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5.0 out of 5 stars Misty of Chincoteague,
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