The Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit (1968)

113 mins | Comedy | 1968

Director:

Norman Tokar

Writer:

Louis Pelletier

Producer:

Winston Hibler

Cinematographer:

William Snyder

Editor:

Robert Stafford

Production Designers:

Carroll Clark, John Mansbridge

Production Company:

Walt Disney Productions
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HISTORY

Location scenes filmed at Disney's Golden Oak Ranch near Newhall, California, and at the International Horse Show in Washington, D. C. The working title of this film is Year of the Horse ... More Less

Location scenes filmed at Disney's Golden Oak Ranch near Newhall, California, and at the International Horse Show in Washington, D. C. The working title of this film is Year of the Horse . More Less

CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
2nd unit dir
Asst dir
PRODUCER
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTORS
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SET DECORATORS
Set dec
COSTUMES
Cost des
MUSIC
SOUND
Sd supv
Sd mix
Music ed
VISUAL EFFECTS
Matte artist
Spec eff
MAKEUP
Makeup
Hairstyles
Hairstyles
PRODUCTION MISC
Unit prod mgr
Gaffer
Titles
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel The Year of the Horse by Eric Hatch (New York, 1965).
AUTHOR
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Year of the Horse
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 20 December 1968
Copyright Claimant:
Walt Disney Productions
Copyright Date:
22 August 1968
Copyright Number:
LP36339
Physical Properties:
Sound
RCA
Color
Technicolor
Duration(in mins):
113
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

Madison Avenue advertising executive Fred Bolton, a Connecticut widower living beyond his means, is beset by two major problems: first, unless he comes up with a highbrow gimmick to publicize a sour-stomach remedy called Aspercel, his tyrannical boss, Tom Dugan, will fire him; second, his teenaged daughter Helen has run up a $900 bill at Suzie Clemens' riding academy. In the hope of solving both his problems at the same time, Fred gets Dugan to buy a horse, names it Aspercel, and then persuades Suzie to train Helen for all the fashionable horse shows. Helen does begin to win ribbons, but the amount of publicity is below Dugan's expectations. When Helen learns that her father's job is at stake, she falters under pressure and fails to win an important match. Suzie, however, realizes Aspercel's potential when the animal carries Fred over a 7-foot wall and tops that by out-racing a police car. Volunteering to ride Aspercel in the International Horse Show in Washington, Suzie suggests that her ex-fiancé, Archer Madison, be brought in as trainer. Suppressing his jealousy of Archer, Fred reluctantly agrees. As the result, Suzie and Aspercel win the championship, and all ends happily as Fred is rewarded with both a promotion and Suzie's ... +


Madison Avenue advertising executive Fred Bolton, a Connecticut widower living beyond his means, is beset by two major problems: first, unless he comes up with a highbrow gimmick to publicize a sour-stomach remedy called Aspercel, his tyrannical boss, Tom Dugan, will fire him; second, his teenaged daughter Helen has run up a $900 bill at Suzie Clemens' riding academy. In the hope of solving both his problems at the same time, Fred gets Dugan to buy a horse, names it Aspercel, and then persuades Suzie to train Helen for all the fashionable horse shows. Helen does begin to win ribbons, but the amount of publicity is below Dugan's expectations. When Helen learns that her father's job is at stake, she falters under pressure and fails to win an important match. Suzie, however, realizes Aspercel's potential when the animal carries Fred over a 7-foot wall and tops that by out-racing a police car. Volunteering to ride Aspercel in the International Horse Show in Washington, Suzie suggests that her ex-fiancé, Archer Madison, be brought in as trainer. Suppressing his jealousy of Archer, Fred reluctantly agrees. As the result, Suzie and Aspercel win the championship, and all ends happily as Fred is rewarded with both a promotion and Suzie's love. +

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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