An immigrant family in 1850's Wisconsin prospers until tragedy strikes.

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Cast

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Jo Eunson
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Rex Thompson ...
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Annabelle Eunson
Ernest Truex ...
Doctor Delbert
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Mrs. Pugmeister
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Tom Cullen (as Alan Hale)
Sylvia Field ...
Lelia Delbert
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Howard Tyler
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Mrs. Runyon
Stephen Wootton ...
Tom Nolan ...
Kirk Eunson (as Butch Bernard)
Yolanda White ...
Elizabeth Eunson
Rita Johnson ...
Katie Tyler
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Mrs. Raiden
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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 Ron Kerrigan

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January 1958 (USA)  »

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Glynnis Johns (Jo Eunson) and Reta Shaw (Mrs. Runyon) would play characters more friendly to each other in "Mary Poppins," (1964) as 'Mrs. Banks' and one of Mrs. Banks' domestics, respectively. See more »

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As young Robbie leaves his house for the last time, the camera angle reveals the snowy backdrop to be on a sound stage as the catwalk is seen clearly for a second or two. See more »

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The Rock Test
7 April 2002 | by (N Syracuse NY) – See all my reviews

I've seen this once- many years ago, buried in a package of old movies the local station owned. For most of the way, it's a good, realistic view of frontier life, like something out of the Waltons or Little House on the Prairie. At the end, however, it becomes something much more special than that. I call the end of this film the "Rock Test". If you can watch it and not cry, you're a rock. The thing that makes it work is that it's not maudlin, just real and human. A rare gem, the sort of thing that makes it worth scanning the TV listings looking for it. Believe me, if you find it, it will be the best thing on the page.


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