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223 Ratings

The Black Stallion

Directed by Carroll Ballard
United States, 1979
Drama, Sport


This beautifully mounted adaptation of Walter Farley’s story for children tells the tale of Alec (Kelly Reno). While travelling back to the United States by ship, Alec discovers a wild, beautiful Arabian stallion being brought along in the cargo hold.

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The Black Stallion Directed by Carroll Ballard

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1980 | Winner: Special Achievement Award

1980 | 2 nominations including: Best Actor in a Supporting Role

BAFTA Awards

1981 | Nominee: Best Cinematography

Golden Globes (USA)

1980 | Nominee: Best Original Score - Motion Picture

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