Actor Tony Curtis may be best known for his iconic turns in SOME LIKE IT HOT (1959) and THE DEFIANT ONES (1958), but this documentary highlights his other passion: rescuing horses from slaughter for food or manufacturing. Together with his wife, Jill, an accomplished equestrian, Curtis has dedicated much of his life to protecting the beautiful animals, and even opened a successful rescue facility and sanctuary. THE JILL AND TONY CURTIS STORY features special appearances from like-minded celebrities, including Bo Derek and Debbie Reynolds.
Description by Koch Entertainment Distribution:
THE JILL & TONY CURTIS STORY proves that the key to fulfillment comes from something much more than fame or fortune. An award-winning equestrian, Jill grew up loving horses and broke down in tears upon discovering over a 100,000 horses a year, often in the best of health, are being brutally slaughtered for human consumption overseas. This documentary is about the happenings at Shiloh, the horse rescue facility Jill and Tony Curtis founded as well as Jill and Tony's celebration as they rescue their 400th horse. This DVD brings you along on their journey with stops including an actual slaughter auction in Utah (never before filmed, since cameras are forbidden) and a visit to the nation's capitol-where, along with Bo Derek, Jill and Tony share their compassion to persuade representatives and senators to vote for a bill to stop the slaughter of horses in America.