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A Horse Called Nijinsky

A Horse Called Nijinsky
VHS cover for the film
Directed by Jo Durden-Smith
Produced by Tom Parkinson
Written by Jo Durden-Smith
Narrated by Orson Welles
Starring Nijinsky II
Music by Jean Sibelius
Cinematography William Brayne
Brian Grainger
Harry Hart
Gareth Haywood
Nicholas D. Knowland
Charles Stewart
Ivan Strasburg
Clive Tickner
Editing by Ted Hooker
Distributed by Eagle Films Ltd.
Release date(s) Flag of United Kingdom 1970
Running time 55 min.
Country UK
Language English

A Horse Called Nijinsky is a 1970 United Kingdom documentary film written and directed by Jo Durden-Smith, produced by Tom Parkinson, and narrated by Orson Welles.

First distributed in 1972 through movie theaters in the UK and parts of Europe, in 1988 it was released on VHS video. The film recounts the racing career of the Thoroughbred Champion racehorse Nijinsky II the last horse to ever win the UK. Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing who was named "Horse of the Millennium" by the British newspaper, The Sun.


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