Thunderhead - Son of Flicka

Synopsis: A young boy tries to train Thunderhead, a beautiful white colt and the son of his beloved Flicka, to be a champion race horse.
Genre: Drama, Family
Director(s): Louis King
Production: 20th Century Fox Film Corporation
78 min



Flicka. Where are you?

There you are. What are you doing out here?

Don't you know there's a storm coming up?

You should be back at the barn.

What's the matter, Flicka?

Don't you know me? It's Ken.

Come on, girl. Come on.

A colt! Flicka, you've had your colt.

But it's white. Itjust can't be white.

Oh, I'm sorry, Flicka. I didn't mean it.

It's a beautiful colt. Honest it is.

Hello, fella.

Come on. Come on.

Oh, I'm not going to hurt you.

Come on. Here.

I'd better get both of you out of here

before this storm breaks.

Ho, girl.

Come on, fella.

He'll follow, Flicka.

Come on, boy. Hurry up.

Hey, come on.

All right. If you want to be so stubborn.

Come on. Come on, that's it.

Come on. Hurry up.


Come on.

Come on. Oh, you're not even trying to help.

Come on.

Come on, go up.

Flicka, you go down and stay with him.

I'll be right back. Go on.

Go on.



Your father and mother

ain't come home from town yet.

- Gus!

- Ja?

- Gus.

- What's the matter, Kenny?

- Flicka's had her colt.

- Good.

No, it isn't. She's in the gorge near the lake

and the colt's stuck in the wash.

Why didn't you say so?

Come on, we'll saddle a couple of horses.

If we don't go before the storm,

anything can happen.

Don't worry. They've been

borning colts on the range long time now.

- Here. Put this on.

- I haven't got time.

Take time. Your father skin me good

if you catch pneumonia again.

- I'm not gonna catch anything.

- Listen.

- Rain.

- Ja.

That gully will be a river.

The colt will drown. Come on.

They're over here, Gus.

We're coming, Flicka.

It's all right, Flicka. We'll get him out.

- A white one.

- Just don't stand there. Come on.

Wait, Kenny.

Mind out, Gus. You'll choke him. I'll help you.

Come on. Come on, here.

Ain't never saw such a stubborn little devil.

He's not stubborn.

He's just scared and high-spirited.

- That's the way.

- Go on, Flicka.

Go on.


- How is he, Gus? How's my colt?

- He's over there.

Morning, Kenny.

Morning. Hi, sonny.

- Little fella had a pretty hard night.

- He's beautiful, isn't he?

I wouldn't go so far to say that.

But your father will like him, I bet.

He's got to. So I'll be able to train him,

and enter him in the races myself.

Races? Do you think

maybe the little fellow can run?

Sure he can run. He'll be

the greatest racehorse in the world.

I'll enter him at Santa Anita,

Hialeah and the Kentucky Derby.

- I bet he wins every one of them.

- Got it all figured out, ain't ya?

I hope you're right.

We could use some good luck around here.

- Ken!

- That sounds like my Hildy.


- Your breakfast is ready.

- Thank you.

You're welcome.


- Gus, did you tell Dad about the colt?

- Why, no, Kenny. You asked me not to.

Thanks, Gus.

Why don't you want anyone to know?

Because, Hildy, it's a very special colt,

and I want to surprise Dad.

- Well, I won't tell him, Ken.

- Good.

Oh, Ken.

- Are you gonna surprise your dad now?

- Shh!

Hildy, can't you ever

mind your own business?

Oh, I can. But it isn't much fun.

Saddle Buck, Tim. Then we'll go.

- Dad.

- Good morning, young fella.

Good morning.

- Going in to breakfast?

- Yes.

Dad, what would you do

if you had all the money you wanted?

- All the money I want?

- All you want.

Well, now, let's see.

I guess I'd take your mother to New York

and buy her a fur coat and a diamond ring.

Women like pretty things, you know.

Then we'd take a cruise to South America,

- see what kind of horses they have there.

- Go on. Then what would you do?

Well, if you really want to know,

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