Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Miracle of the White Stallions (1963)

Miracle of the White Stallions tells the true story of the rescue of the world-renowned Lipizzan stallions (and later the mares) by the United States Army during World War II. James Franciscus plays Major Hoffman, the officer who brought the horses’ plight to the attention of General Patton, who made the stallions official wards of the US Army. This Disney production had a star-studded cast in addition to Franciscus, including Robert Taylor as Col. Alois Podhajsky, the head of the Spanish Riding School of Vienna (home of the Lippizans), Lilli Palmer as his wife, and Eddie Albert as the colonel’s right hand man.

The DVD is available on Amazon.