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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Biarn Turner
Tobias Brown
Doyle Magee
Finas Daugherty
Mary Hosford ...
Anne Love Price
Fred Mueller
Cal Tinney ...
Clyde Hamilton Baker
Willie Poole
Mary Field ...
Nelda Hamilton
Serena Poole
Sheriff Peavy
Tom Tiner ...
Rev. Thorndyke
William Bryant ...
Henry Craig (as Bill Bryant)
Jimmy Price
Eddie Little Sky ...


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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21 January 1958 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El viajero de Missouri  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)



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1.37 : 1
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A very warm and enjoyable family movie
11 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie shows us how "the boy from Shane",has matured, still a soft talking very polite youth. He is a runaway in this movie and is groomed by Lee Marvin, a hard taskmaster who has made a name for himself as the poor boy who made good in this story. He takes unfair advantage of Brandon, but in the process, really teaches the youth some valuable lessons about life and how to take care of himself. These are lessons we can all learn from, and Gary Merrill provides care, comfort, and guidance for Brandon as he overcomes the hard "teaching" of Marvin. The film is anchored by the fine acting of Paul Ford, as usual, a leader of the business community, but with a soft heart for the troubled. This is a great family film, free of Hollywoods blood, guts, sex, and profanity.

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