Gypsy Colt

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Gypsy Colt
Directed by Andrew Marton
Produced by Sidney Franklin
William Grady Jr.
Screenplay by Martin Berkeley
Based on Lassie Come-Home
1940 novel
by Eric Knight
Starring Donna Corcoran
Ward Bond
Frances Dee
Music by Rudolph G. Kopp
Cinematography Harold Lipstein
Edited by Conrad A. Nervig
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
  • April 2, 1954 (1954-04-02)
Running time
71-72 min
Country United States
Language English
Budget $512,000[1]
Box office $1,425,000[1]

Gypsy Colt is a 1954 Ansco Color film about an eponymous horse. The films basic plot was taken from Lassie Come Home.[2]

A 60-minute version of Gypsy Colt was made available in 1967 as part of the weekly TV anthology Off to See the Wizard.[3]


A young girl, Meg (Donna Corcoran), is disheartened when her parents Frank (Ward Bond) and Em MacWade (Frances Dee) are forced to sell her favorite horse, Gypsy Colt, to a rancher. Gypsy Colt escapes several times, ultimately taking a 500-mile journey to return to his rightful owner.



According to MGM records the movie earned $721,000 in the US and Canada and $704,000 elsewhere, making a profit of $259,000.[1]

Comic book adaption[edit]


  1. ^ a b c The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study .
  2. ^ Article on film at TCMDB
  3. ^
  4. ^ "Dell Four Color #568". Grand Comics Database. 
  5. ^ Dell Four Color #568 at the Comic Book DB

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