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The Missouri Traveler (1958)

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15-year-old orphan Biarn Turner (De Wilde) struggles to survive in the rural South in the 1910's. He arrives in a small town where crusty small-town newspaper editor Doyle Magee (Merrill) ... See full summary »

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Biarn Turner
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Tobias Brown
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Doyle Magee
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Finas Daugherty
Mary Hosford ...
Anne Love Price
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Fred Mueller
Cal Tinney ...
Clyde Hamilton Baker
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Willie Poole
Mary Field ...
Nelda Hamilton
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Sheriff Peavy
Tom Tiner ...
Rev. Thorndyke
William Bryant ...
Henry Craig (as Bill Bryant)
Barry Curtis ...
Jimmy Price
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15-year-old orphan Biarn Turner (De Wilde) struggles to survive in the rural South in the 1910's. He arrives in a small town where crusty small-town newspaper editor Doyle Magee (Merrill) decides to take the boy in and give him a chance at a regular life. Wealthy local farmer Tobias Brown (Marvin) also takes an interest in Biarn's future, but treats the young man cruelly, masking Tobias' real hidden feelings of affection and genuine concern. Biarn also proves his worth by training racehorses for the climactic annual horse race. Written by Anonymous

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This is Your Kind of Movie About Your Kind of Guy!

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21 January 1958 (USA)  »

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El viajero de Missouri  »

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Pleasing to kids, perhaps.
29 May 2002 | by (Mountain Mesa, California) – See all my reviews

Nearly every scene of this featherweight film set in the early 20th century is directed at an andante tempo, its story concerning a youth named Byron (a lacklustre Brandon DeWilde), a runaway from an orphanage who finds a home in a quiet Missouri town named Delphi, thanks to the editor of the local paper, played warmly by Gary Merrill. Byron is not, however, a favourite of wealthy but harsh land owner Tobias Brown (Lee Marvin), who teaches the lad lessons of life the hard way; their conflict forms the kernel of a torpid work which does benefit from a strong performance by always reliable Paul Ford as proprietor of a small cafe but which is sunk by the flaccid direction and hackneyed dialogue.


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