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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Raw, hard emotion

This movie is the most heart-wrenching movie I have ever seen, and I will never forget it. I first saw the movie in a parochial grade school in the early 1960s. The nuns thought it would be good for us; and it was. This movie has stayed in the front of my mind for all of my life. The memories evoke emotions in everyday life allowing more compassion towards others in terrible plights. This movie truly shows human emotion so strong one thinks it is real. The acting is superb!! I still get shivers when I think of what one child alone in the world had to face, both physically and emotionally. I don't think I could have been that courageous. No special effects needed here - bring a hankie!!


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