Starring: Robert Young, Helen Gilbert, Charles Coburn, Reginald Owen, Lucile Watson, S.Z. Sakall and Mickey Rooney’s father, Joe Yule, in a bit part (and starring Pluto II-1 and Neapolitano Conversana “Emperor” as the Lipizzan stallion FLORIAN)
This is the original 1940 movie starring Lipizzan stallions Pluto II-1 and Neapolitano Conversana. The motion picture Florian (1940) was based on a novel written in 1934 by Felix Salton, also the author of Bambi. The movie’s producer, Winfield Sheehan, was the husband of Austrian born opera singer, Madame Maria Jeritza, who owned the only Lipizzans in the U.S.A. at the time.
During the time of the Emperor, an exceptional Lipizzan colt is born. Two people, a devoted groom and an aristocratic woman, find love for one another through their love of the Lipizzan and their search for each other and for the lost remarkable stallion.
Note that this is a copy of an adequate print of a long out-of-print film; there are audio crackles and the video is not digitally remastered. It is the best available and we are happy to provide it for the first time through the Lipizzan Association of North America