The Story of Seabiscuit is a 1949 American drama film directed by David Butler. The screenplay was written by John Taintor Foote. The film is a fictionalized account of the career of the racehorse Seabiscuit (1933–1947) with a subplot involving the romance between the niece (Temple) of a horse trainer (Fitzgerald) and a jockey (McCallister). The role of Seabiscuit was played by one of his cousins. Though shot in Technicolor, the film incorporates actual black-and-white footage of Seabiscuit in races.