A typical Disney affair with beautiful location work in the Australian outback. A wild pony causes two children--one (Bettles) the son of a poor farmer, the other a disabled rich girl (Griffith)--to fight over its ownership. Though Griffith is introduced in the most maudlin fashion
possible, she makes much of the role, giving the best performance in the film. The story culminates with Bettles as the rightful owner of the pony, but along the way he and Griffith have learned a few things about love, selfishness, and sharing. The message is presented in a refeshingly
non-preachy fashion that encourages the intended child audience to actively involve itself in moral ju...