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Driftwood (1947)

Approved | | Drama | 15 September 1947 (USA)
Six-year-old Jenny rescues a collie dog, the only survivor of a plane wreck. A tag on the dog's neck states that it is en route to a medical laboratory where its blood will be used for ... See full summary »

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Murph
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Dr. Steve Webster
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Mathilda
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Jenny Hollingsworth
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Mayor Snyder
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Rev. J. 'Grandpappy' Hollingsworth
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Essie Keenan
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Judge Beckett
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Abner Green
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Dr. Nicholas Adams
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Hiram Trumbell
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Sheriff Bolton
Teddy Infuhr ...
Lester Snyder
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Rev. MacDougal
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Six-year-old Jenny rescues a collie dog, the only survivor of a plane wreck. A tag on the dog's neck states that it is en route to a medical laboratory where its blood will be used for spotted fever vaccine. Dr. Steven Webster meets both Jenny and the dog and "adopts" them both. His fiancée Susan isn't too fond of either the girl or the dog. Webster wants to get a hospital for the town but he is suppressed by the town mayor. In the arguments that follow, Webster's lab is wrecked and ticks infected with spotted fever escape. The town is in a panic and all want to be vaccinated. Jenny is infected and is about to die. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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15 September 1947 (USA)  »

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Fiore selvaggio  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Film debut of Lana Wood, but her scenes were cut from the picture before its release. See more »

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Rev. MacDougal: If a thing can be done, science and skill can do it. If a thing cannot be done, only faith can do it.
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Didn't expect to watch the entire movie. - but it pulls you I
11 May 2015 | by (San francisco) – See all my reviews

Remarkable how talented a child actor Natalie Wood was. Saw this on Amazon Prime- clicked it like playing 'movie roulette' - the initial fire & brimstone deserted decayed church scene is so strange but then , yeah,it's cheesy, And sweet but you wind up liking these people and rooting for them: it's got 'Lassie' 'the wicked witch Walter Brennan , etc many character actors of that time '. It has the happy ending you know is coming and, which in these days of superior cynicism, is oddly satisfying: they're happy. Good wins.

Viewing this from 2015 it's an amazing & sweet time capsule I got pulled in and wound up watching the entire thing.


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