Justin Morgan Had A Horse 1972 TV-G CC

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The story of the foundation sire of the Morgan Horse Breed.

Starring:
Don Murray, R.G. Armstrong
Runtime:
1 hour, 29 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Western, Kids & Family
Director Hollingsworth Morse
Starring Don Murray, R.G. Armstrong
Supporting actors Whit Bissell, Gary Crosby, E.W. Firestone, James Hampton, John Hubbard, Mike Road, John Smith, Lana Wood
Studio Walt Disney Productions
MPAA rating TV-G
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 3-day viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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Great classic Disney movie!
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My husband grew up watching this movie and now our kids love watching.
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Glad we have this in our video library.
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51 of 52 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 8, 2004
Format: VHS Tape
I saw this film a long time ago, but it made an impression strong enough that I still think of it. This video reminds me of many of Disney's excellent kid-friendly films that were endearing, such as Gus, the Apple Dumpling Gang, and The Miracle of the White Stallions.
'Justin Morgan' chronicles the life of Figure, the foundation sire of the Morgan horse breed. This tough little animal was able to perform everything asked of him, from heavy pulling to racing (trotting and running), and this video is a charming account of his life. It captures his capability as well as the astonishment of everyone who saw his exceptional talent. Long-enduring images in my mind include little Figure racing two long-legged Thoroughbreds in two separate races, winning a trotting contest against a horse that broke into a gallop, and pulling a heavy log with several men besides! This is truly a special film. I also remember Figure carrying two full-grown men down a steep slope, and he never faltered. These are images that I remember, and would love to see again. Sadly, this film is hard to find, and when found, it is prohibitively expensive. Disney would do well to re-release it for this generation to enjoy.
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Staci L. Wilson on December 31, 2004
Format: VHS Tape
This movie lightly fictionalizes the birth of one of the first American horse breeds, the Morgan. Named for its founder, a Colonial schoolteacher named Justin Morgan (Don Murray), the breed's foundation sire was a versatile little bay called Figure because he was such a "fine figure of a horse." The multi-talented equine could pull a carriage, do hard labor, carry a rider for miles in comfort, and win trotting and running races. Several Morgans portrayed Figure throughout the stages of his life, but the filmmakers did a good job of matching the animals.

Staci Layne Wilson
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By S. Benson on May 9, 2007
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This is too good of a movie not to have been put on DVD. It has everything: history, adventure, romance, humor, scenery; all while teaching lessons in integrity, responsibility, and character. All ages enjoy it. Hope to see it on DVD Soooon!!!!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Agnes on June 3, 2012
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I LOVE this clasic Wonderful World of Disney Movie, but I agree with another reviewer-a few short, but noticed scenes are not on this new DVD release. I not only own an original Disney VHS copy, but a DVD copy a friend made for me off of the Disney Channel. The beginning of this DVD does not include the few minutes of history and current use of the Morgan breed of horse that was included in the original movie. I haven't played the whole movie yet, but I hope more isn't "cut" from it. I'm so glad that Disney is FINALLY releasing their old classics on DVD format- including other favorites of mine- "The Horse With the Flying Tail" & "The Waltz King" but I'm hoping that these DVDs won't be "cut" from the originals. Aside from that, the picture and sound quality are terrific. Keep those Wonderful World of Disney movies coming! They were, and still are top rate entertainment!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By C. Burgess on April 18, 2012
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
There is only one little bit of disappoint that I could find with the Generations release of this DVD, and that is that this is not the full 91 minute release, but rather the 88 minute version that was released by Disney Educational Products for school classroom use. The basic story is there but with references to drinking/alcohol edited out. Unfortunately this eliminates the reason that the ride to the tavern (from where Figure pulled the log) was a race. Knowing what was in the original release makes this scene seem a little awkward, but if you haven't seen the original, you probably won't realize that something is missing. But an edited release is still better than no release. Let's hope that Disney doesn't do the same thing with Light in the Forest if it is ever released on DVD to the general public (as with Justin Morgan Had a Horse, an edited DVD is available from Disney Educational Products). So the bottom line is that this DVD is definitely worth owning if you don't have the DEP DVD, but still hang on to your VHS copy if you have one.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By 2manymovies on March 11, 2012
Format: DVD
I'm no historian, so I won't get into how accurate the storyline or period portrayals are. I just know that I've loved this movie since I was a child.
Until just recently, this was only available for purchase by teachers through Disney's educational division. It's about the Morgan horse breed and its origin. It shows a man struggling to accomplish something he can't easily do. It shows a man overcoming peer pressure, a horse triumphing over the odds, and a second man triumphing over greed.
If you prefer explosions, car chases, intricate plot twists, or vulgarity, this one's not for you. It's a real, old-fashioned Disney, complete with happy ending. And FINALLY available to the public on DVD.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Curmudgeonly Grammarian on September 4, 2012
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Love this movie. Wonderful classic Disney film, from before they stuffed films with junk and gas jokes.

That being said, I agree with other reviewers: Disney's PC removal of the pub scene (when the pub was the centre of culture in America for 400+ years) is laughable. What, they're afraid little kids will start hanging out at bars because of a scene in a movie set 200 years ago? Why not worry that they'll take up the dangerous sport of horse-racing? ...Of course, then there'd be no movie...why no worries that kids will act like Bruce the Shark in Finding Nemo? Where'd the editing of that go?

Silly Disney. Kids aren't stupid. This movie is about the origin of the Morgan horse- warts and all. Great movie, a classic. My kids love it. And yet they don't run around threatening to sell horses for skins or fining each other a day's pay for watching a horse race...gee, I guess kids are smarter than Disney's PC executive board.
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