Dice was owned by Ralph McCutcheon, his first successful pinto stallion. Dice could do a variety of tricks, like pull a revolver from a pocket, knock down cowboys, boost cowboys by the seat of the pants, kneel, lie down and play dead, count numbers with hoof, bow, and smile or yawn upon command, but it was his striking coloring that drew attention. It was reported that his sire was Arab X Thoroughbred cross and his dam was reported to be an American Saddle Horse X Thoroughbred cross. Read more... Jones, Jean Arthur, Gene Autry, Bill Elliott and Richard Dix. In fact Dice made Life Magazine because while the movie "Duel in the Sun" was being filmed on location in Arizona Gregory Peck rode him into the dining room of the Hotel Santa Rita. Dice also went through the hotel lobby, entered an open elevator, decided it was too small, backed out, and climbed the stairs as well. Thunderhoof (1948) was his last film. He died at the age of thirty.