SEABISCUIT (1939 Short Subject Film)
You'll see SEABISCUIT's birth, his early life at the stables, and SEABISCUIT's first race where his fourth-place finish earned him $50. Watch Charles Howard purchase SEABISCUIT after a claiming race, and trainer Tom Smith put SEABISCUIT through workouts.
This action-packed film chronicles SEABISCUIT's most thrilling races including the heart-stopping photo finish at the Santa Anita Handicap, and the legendary match race with WAR ADMIRAL. You've read the best-selling novel and seen the major motion picture - now you can experience a rare authentic journey back to the 1930's, when the sensational SEABISCUIT was in his prime.
Expertly restored in the original black-and-white format, this fast-paced film will appeal to horseracing aficionados, history buffs and anyone who's ever loved a champion.
Due to the nature of the original elements of this vintage film, the quality may differ from the standard films made today.
Often overlooked or neglected today, the one and two-reel short subjects were useful to the studios as important training grounds for new or burgeoning talents, both in front and behind the camera. The dynamics for creating a successful short subject was completely different from that of a feature length film, something like writing a top-notch short story rather than a novel. Economical to produce in terms of both budget and schedule and capable of portraying a wide range of material, short subjects were the perfect complement to the studios' feature films.
The visual and audio quality of this feature may be variable in parts due to the inconsistency of source material which reflects the technology of its era. Most short subject films were originally on 16mm or Super 8 film and then converted to video or dvd so there may be an inconsistency/clash when two technologies come together in the conversion process, which is understandably normal.
|Format(s) Available:||DVD And VHS|
|Category:||U.S. & Canadian Flat Racing|