Technicolour film version of Mary O'Hara's novel. Roddy McDowall stars as Ken McLaughlin, a wayward boy who shows little application in his studies, and whose relationship with his rancher father, Rob (Preston S. Foster), is troubled. To teach Ken responsibility, his father asks him to choose a young horse to train and care for. But his father is doubtful when Ken selects a feisty young filly - Flicka - whose mother is notoriously tempestuous. Will Ken's dedication, love and hard work pay off, and produce a fine mare of the skittish young filly?