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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

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • You can visit the waterfall that was in the movie. Natural Falls State Park is located in West Siloam Springs, Oklahoma.
  • The barn and cabin featured in the film were washed away in the historic flooding in 2015 on the Illinois River in Oklahoma.
  • Grandpa's store in the movie is located west of Keys, OK in an area known as Qualls. It is a privately owned reservation only/restaurant serving home cooked meals called Jincy's Kitchen, as of 2017. The building still maintains the old general store theme and the wagon seen in the movie is still there, as well.