While traveling with his father, young Alec becomes fascinated by a mysterious Arabian stallion that is brought on board and stabled in the ship he is sailing on. When it tragically sinks both he and the horse survive only to be stranded on a deserted island. He befriends it, so when finally rescued both return to his home where they soon meet Henry Dailey, a once successful trainer. Together they begin training the horse to race against the fastest ones in the world.

  1. Carroll Ballard


  2. Walter Farley


  3. Jeanne Rosenberg


  4. William D. Wittliff


  5. Melissa Mathison


Top Billed Cast

  1. Kelly Reno

    Kelly Reno

    Alec Ramsey

  2. Mickey Rooney

    Mickey Rooney

    Henry Dailey

  3. Teri Garr

    Teri Garr

    Alec's Mother

  4. Clarence Muse

    Clarence Muse


  5. Hoyt Axton

    Hoyt Axton

    Alec's Father

Full Cast & Crew

The Black Stallion
The Black Stallion



Status Released

Release Information

  • October 17, 1979


    All ages admitted. There is no content that would be objectionable to most parents. This is one of only two ratings dating back to 1968 that still exists today.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 58m

Budget $2,700,000.00

Revenue $37,799,643.00



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