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Where the Red Fern Grows [1974] (1 disc)
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Director:Norman Tokar
Writer:Douglas C. Stewart
Eleanor Lamb
Composer:Lex de Azevedo
Songs:The Osmonds
Length:97 minutes
(1 hour 37 minutes)
MPAA Rating:G
Sorting Category:Drama
IMDB Rating:6.6/10
Amazon Rating:4.0/5 stars
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  • Family
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Synopsis: Billy Coleman works hard and saves his earnings for 2 years to achieve his dream of buying two coonhound pups. He develops a new trust in God as he faces overwhelming challenges in adventure and tragedy roaming the river bottoms of Cherokee country with "Old Dan" and "Little Ann."


Reaction: This is a great story about a young boy learning to keep his word, to do his part, and to trust in God.


Personal Rating: 7/10

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Norman Tokar => Director
Douglas C. Stewart => Writer
Eleanor Lamb => Writer
Lex de Azevedo => Composer
The Osmonds => Songs
Andy Williams => Song Vocals
Wilson Rawls => Novel
Beverly Garland => Mother
Bill Dunbar => Ben Kyle
Bill Thurman => Sam Bellington
Charles Seat => Carl Brown
Garland McKinney => Mr. Pritchard
Jack Ging => Father
James Whitmore => Grandpa
Janet Halliburton => Mourner (uncredited)
Jeanna Wilson => Sara
Jill Clark => Alice
John Lindsey => Rainie Pritchard
Lonny Chapman => Sheriff
Marshall Edwards => Preacher
Rex Corley => Rubin Pritchard
Robert S. Telford => Station Master (as Robert Telford)
Roger Pancake => Shopkeeper
Stewart Petersen => Billy