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Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit Movie Review Summary

Actors: Dean Jones, Ellen Janov, Kurt Russell

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Fred Bolton, a single father, adores his beautiful daughter Helen who loves riding horses and has already won some competitions. However, he cannot afford to make her dream of having her own horse come true. Fred works for an advertising company, and his boss is pushing him to come up with some new ideas for their ad campaign of a new product, a pill called Aspercel, that is not doing so well.
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Fred does get an idea, and a brilliant one. He offers to buy a show quality horse, name it after the pill and enter different shows and competitions. As the horse wins, the pill is going to get free publicity and, most importantly, Helen will get to ride it. The company agrees. Thus enter Aspercel, a beautiful gray horse and a talented jumper. However, his jumping talent is not discovered right away, which leads to some misadventures and eventually to Helen stopping to participate in the shows. When they finally see that jumping is Aspercel's real strength, Helen's riding instructor thrown in an idea to send him to the biggest jumping competition, aiming for the greatest prizes of all. Helen is not yet skilled enough of a rider to handle that, so Fred lets Susie, the instructor, go to the championship.

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1960's-1970's Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Kids:    -   general coming of age story Animal or Object Story    -   Yes Kind of animal or object:    -   horse

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American

Setting

United States    -   Yes Misc setting    -   sports arena

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Any profanity?    -   None

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