Misty (1961)

92 mins | Drama | 1961

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HISTORY

Filmed on location on the islands of Chincoteague and Assateague, ... More Less

Filmed on location on the islands of Chincoteague and Assateague, Virginia. More Less

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LITERARY
Based on the novel Misty of Chincoteague by Marguerite Henry (Chicago, 1947).
DETAILS
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 17 July 1961
Copyright Claimant:
Twentieth Century--Fox Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
23 February 1961
Copyright Number:
LP19489
Physical Properties:
Sound
Westrex
Color
De Luxe
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Duration(in mins):
92
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

Recently orphaned 12-year-old Paul Beebe and his younger sister, Maureen, go to live on their grandparents' pony ranch on the island of Chincoteague, Virginia. Each year, on Pony-Penning Day, the natives cross over to the nearby island of Assateague and round up herds of wild ponies to be sold at a community auction. When the two youngsters participate in their first roundup, they bring in The Phantom, an elusive mare never before caught, and her newborn colt, which they name Misty. The children, who had earned $100 doing odd jobs, are heartbroken when a stranger buys the two animals before they can bid. Through the intervention of the local fire chief, however, the stranger "sells" Paul and Maureen the two ponies for their $100. Misty takes to the youngsters at once, but The Phantom proves to be more obstinate. Eventually, though, Paul succeeds in "gentling" her into submission, and he decides to enter her in the next Pony-Penning Day race. Although The Phantom wins in a practice race against the local champion, the children realize that she is pining for the open freedom of Assateague, and they drive Misty after her into the water that separates the ponies from their former home. Although The Phantom swims away, Misty returns and gallops back to the jubilant Paul and ... +


Recently orphaned 12-year-old Paul Beebe and his younger sister, Maureen, go to live on their grandparents' pony ranch on the island of Chincoteague, Virginia. Each year, on Pony-Penning Day, the natives cross over to the nearby island of Assateague and round up herds of wild ponies to be sold at a community auction. When the two youngsters participate in their first roundup, they bring in The Phantom, an elusive mare never before caught, and her newborn colt, which they name Misty. The children, who had earned $100 doing odd jobs, are heartbroken when a stranger buys the two animals before they can bid. Through the intervention of the local fire chief, however, the stranger "sells" Paul and Maureen the two ponies for their $100. Misty takes to the youngsters at once, but The Phantom proves to be more obstinate. Eventually, though, Paul succeeds in "gentling" her into submission, and he decides to enter her in the next Pony-Penning Day race. Although The Phantom wins in a practice race against the local champion, the children realize that she is pining for the open freedom of Assateague, and they drive Misty after her into the water that separates the ponies from their former home. Although The Phantom swims away, Misty returns and gallops back to the jubilant Paul and Maureen. +

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