Horse trainer Shawn O'Hara and his lovely niece, Margaret, come to America to escape the memory of an accident involving Margaret's brother, Danny. Working with thoroughbreds in Kentucky, Shawn takes a liking to a yearling named Seabiscuit, and fights to convince the horse's owner that the tiny horse with big knees will become a top-notch racehorse. Meanwhile, Margaret begins a tentative relationship with jockey Ted Knowles, but is haunted by her brother's death in a steeplechase spill. Written by Ray Hamel

  1. David Butler


  2. John Taintor Foote


Top Billed Cast

  1. Shirley Temple

    Shirley Temple

    Margaret O'Hara / Knowles

  2. Barry Fitzgerald

    Barry Fitzgerald

    Shawn O'Hara

  3. Lon McCallister

    Lon McCallister

    Ted Knowles

  4. Rosemary DeCamp

    Rosemary DeCamp

    Mrs. Charles S. Howard

  5. Donald MacBride

    George Carson

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The Story of Seabiscuit
The Story of Seabiscuit


Status Released

Release Information

  • November 12, 1949


Original Language English

Runtime 1h 33m

Budget $700,000.00

Revenue -



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