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The Story of Seabiscuit Details


The racehorse Seabiscuit really existed, but this is not his true story -- this is a romance and centers on lovely Margaret O'Hara (Shirley Temple), an Irish lass who comes to cheer on her uncle Shawn O'Hara's (Barry Fitzgerald) horse during the big races and ends up falling in love with handsome jockey Ted Knowles (Lon McCallister). He asks for her hand, but she will only marry him if he gives up racing because she is still mourning the death of her brother, who was also a jockey. Ted is torn because he loves her, but he also wants to ride her uncle's horse Seabiscuit to victory. Her uncle convinces him to ride and then engineers matters so that his niece will still marry Ted. The film includes footage of the real Seabiscuit winning two different races during the 1940s. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi


Shirley Temple
as Margaret O'Hara
Barry Fitzgerald
as Shawn O'Hara
Lon McCallister
as Ted Knowles
Rosemary de Camp
as Mrs. Charles S. Howard
Donald MacBride
as George Carson
Pierre Watkin
as Charles S. Howard
William Forrest
as Thomas Millford
Lew Harvey
Edward Keane
as Buyer
Forbes Murray
as Buyer
James Simmons
as Swipe
Gertrude Astor
as Wife
Ray Erlenborn
as Cameraman
Creighton Hale
as Husband
Gil Warren
as Radio Announcer


David Butler
David Buttolph
Musical Direction/Supervision
David Buttolph
Composer (Music Score)
Irene Morra