Miracle of the White Stallions

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Miracle of the White Stallions
Miracle of the White Stallions - Film Poster.jpg
Theatrical Film Poster
Directed by Arthur Hiller
Produced by Walt Disney
Written by novel Alois Podhajsky
screenplay AJ Carothers
Starring Robert Taylor
Lilli Palmer
Music by Paul J. Smith
Cinematography Günther Anders
Edited by Alfred Srp
Cotton Warburton
Distributed by Buena Vista Distribution
Release dates
  • March 29, 1963 (1963-03-29) (U.S.)
Running time
93 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $2,550,000 (US/ Canada)[1]

Miracle of the White Stallions is a 1963 film released by Walt Disney starring Robert Taylor (playing Alois Podhajsky), Lilli Palmer, and Eddie Albert. It is the story of the evacuation of the Lipizzaner horses from the Spanish Riding School in Vienna during World War II. Major parts of the movie were shot in the Hermesvilla in Vienna.


In World War II Austria, Col. Alois Podhajsky sets out to protect his beloved Lipizzaner stallions - purebred snow-white horses with centuries of tradition - from "liberation" by the Soviet Army, and ensure that they are surrendered into safekeeping. It is known that U.S. General George S. Patton is something of a horse fancier and might help, if he sees the stallions perform.[2] The ending is happy; see the Lipizzaner main article for the historical details.


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  1. ^ "Top Rental Features of 1963", Variety, January 8, 1964 p 71. Please note figures are rentals as opposed to total gross.
  2. ^ Kathy Li http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0057312/plotsummary

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