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  • Helen's riding instructor Susie (Diane Baker) suggest that they try to enter him in the jumper championship at the Washington International Horse Show, the biggest competition with the biggest prize of all

    • by Lorianna
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      This is a good, although dated, family movie that you can safely watch with your children without worrying about bad language, violence, or nudity. If your child is obsessed with horses, like I used to be when I was a kid, this movie will be a great choice. Helen (Ellen Janov), a sweet teenage girl, loves to ride horses.

      She is taking riding lessons and becoming quite good at it. Her dream is to have her own horse someday and participate in horse shows, but her father Fred (Dean Jones) can never afford that.

      Her father works


      for an advertising firm, and the firm is not doing too well. One of the products they are trying to push is a stomach pill called Aspercel, and the client is very dissatisfied with the results of the ad campaign.

      Fred’s boss tells him to come up with some new promotional idea. As he sits at home thinking of a new way to advertise the pills, Fred is inspired by his daughter’s love for horses.

      He decides to combine the two. : buy a horse, name it Aspercel - after the pill - and enter it into shows ...


      • and competitions, promoting the pill with each prize won.

        He presents the idea to his boss and to the client. The client agrees, and Helen gets a horse to ride - the beautiful gray Aspercel, “the horse in the gray flannel suit.

        ” Helen tries her hand at riding in the horse shows. She and Aspercel need to win some prizes in order to make it all work, but things just don’t go smooth.

        After some mishaps and a lot of frustration, Fred discovers Aspercel’s real talent: the horse is an excellent jumper. Helen’s riding instructor Susie (Diane

        Baker) suggest that they try to enter him in the jumper championship at the Washington International Horse Show, the biggest competition with the biggest prize of all.

        Helen is not yet good enough to take up such a challenge, so Fred lets Susie, the instructor, be the rider. The filming of the huge competition is very good, a horse-lover’s delight.

        Aspercel wins, so there is a happy end. This movie stars the young Kurt Russel as a boy interested in Helen, introducing a little romantic subplot, nice and tastefully done.

        Russel’s fans will be pleased to see him as a teenager.




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