Black Stallion Returns, The (1983): Sequel to The Black Stallion

The only film directed by editor  Robert Dalva, The Black Stallion Returns is an adaptation of the Walter Farley book, and a sequel to The Black Stallion, which was far superior.

Like the first film, it was produced by Francis Ford Coppola for MGM/UA Entertainment Company.

The film stars Kelly Reno, Vincent Spano and Teri Garr. The portrayal

of The Black was shared between Cass Ole, the horse from The Black Stallion, and El Mokhtar.

The story begins with some odd occurrences at the farm where the Black, Alec (Kelly Reno), and his mother (Teri Garr) live. A suspicious barn fire is followed by the theft of the horse.

Ishak (Ferdy Mayne), the sheik who took him, thinks it is property retrieval; the horse was originally his, and the Black’s name is Shetan.

Although he learns that the horse is being returned to the sheik’s kingdom in the Moroccan desert, Alec goes after the sheik, stowing away in a plane to Casablanca.