This is a story based on fact that follows a husband and wife who emigrate from Scotland to Wisconsin in the 1850's. They work very hard and become welcome citizens of their new town, Eureka. They have six children. They prosper in the husband's boat building business. But when their eldest is 12, tragedy strikes the family, and the 12-year old is burdened with a terrible task which he handles as well as any adult could. Written by
Did You Know?
Twin brothers, Mark Easton
and Paul Easton
, played twin infants in the movie. They were born in Los Angeles, CA, on Wednesday, February 29, 1956. See more
When Robbie and his father are on the porch at the abandoned homestead, the boom mic is visible above Robbie's head. See more
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