“White Mane” (Crin-Blanc) now out on DVD

3 05 2008

White Mane (Crin-Blanc)

Has anyone seen this 1953 flick? It’s a 40-minute, b&w film directed by Albert Lamorisse. From IMDB:

In the Camargue, France, ranchers go after wild horses led by a leader, “White Mane,” which escapes capture time after time. A small boy who witnesses the horse’s furious fight for its freedom makes friends with the horse after the trackers supposedly give him up to whomever can capture him. They change their minds when they see the boy has tamed him and take off after the horse again, with the boy on his back. Both boy and horse, fed up with the continual fight for freedom and peace, and the duplicity of men, head out to sea as the men plead with the boy to turn back. (Winner of the Cannes Grand Prize in category in 1953.)

It’s now out on DVD; KiddieMatinee.com has another short review, and more images like the one below.

Cage match!

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3 responses

4 05 2008
raincoaster

I’ve seen this, long, long ago. It’s a beautiful, heartbreaking story that has much in common with Into The West, the Irish film.

3 03 2009
26 08 2009
catmaandoo

Sounds very similar to ‘The Silver Stallion: King of the Wild Brumbies’
Only that movie obviously took place in the Australian outback. As well as being similar to ‘The Man From Snowy River’ which also took place in the outback.

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