BLUE BLOODS (1948 Short Subject Film featuring MAN O'WAR)
This extremely obscure 1948 short subject film (originally on 16mm film) shows rare film footage of MAN O'WAR enjoying the good life in retirement (running free-spirited and rolling around in his paddock, etc.) in addition to WAR ADMIRAL in the post-parade for the 1937 Preakness and also winning the race (almost the entire race is shown intact from gate to wire).
Traces blue blood horses raised for racing - the finest of their crops from Kentucky to Aiken, South Carolina, and on to England.
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|