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The Black Stallion (1979)

March 16th, 2009 by Anne Richardson · 1 Comment · 1970's, Oregon film, Oregon film old definition, Oregon location (cameo)

Director Carole Ballard searched the world for months for the right locations for this story of a boy who befriends a horse, and then takes him to the racetrack. (Far Corner readers recognize this story – Roddy McDowall was the boy in Thunderhead, Son of Flicka, and in a variation which included Custer’s Last Stand, Sal Mineo was the boy in Tonka.)  The Oregon coast made the final cut, and although none of the story takes place in Oregon, several beach scenes were shot here – in Gearhart and Nehalem.

The Far Corner hereby certifies the longstanding claim that The Black Stallion is an Oregon film, based on the cameo appearances of her beaches.

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  • 1 Secretariat (2010) | Oregon Movies, A to Z // Oct 8, 2010 at 8:12 am

    [...] Commanche (1958) was shot in Central Oregon, plus it featured a score by Oregonian George Bruns. The Black Stallion galloped along the Oregon Coast in 1979. Now Secretariat, written by Oregonian Mike Rich, [...]

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