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Savage Sam (1963)

Approved | | Western, Family, Adventure | 1 June 1963 (USA)
Travis, Arliss, and Lisbeth are captured by Apaches while Old Yeller's son, Sam, tracks their trail.

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Travis, Arliss, and Lisbeth are captured by Apaches while Old Yeller's son, Sam, tracks their trail.

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Walt Disney thought Tommy Kirk should have been billed above Brian Keith in the credits because he appeared in the film longer and this was some of the young actors best work See more »

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When Bud Searcy makes his miraculous shot, it is the character on the right that falls to the ground. The previous shot showing Lizbeth and her Indian captor clearly show the Indian on the left from the perspective of Bud Searcy. See more »

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Follows Old Yeller (1957) See more »

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Savage Sam And Me
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The Coates Boys Grown Up
15 August 2009 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Tommy Kirk, Kevin Corcoran, and Jeff York repeat their roles from Old Yeller in this sequel film about Old Yeller's son, Savage Sam. The Coates boys from the first film have grown up considerably and Tommy is fully into puberty and thinking about York's daughter in a different light. Marta Kirsten later of Lost In Space plays a more grownup version of the part introduced by Beverly Washburn.

The parents of Travis and Arliss Coates are away and their uncle Brian Keith comes to look out for the family. Nevertheless on a Comanche raid, Kirk, Corcoran, and Kirsten are all captured although Kirk manages to escape. When Keith who is leading a posse after them finds Kirk, the dog proves invaluable in tracking the kids down and aiding in their rescue.

Although I'm still trying to figure out why anyone would want to rescue Kevin Corcoran. He's a royal pain to both the red men and white men alike. I can't believe the Indians just didn't shoot him and leave him on the trail. As he got older Corcoran's presence was more annoying than cute in a lot of movies and television he did for Disney.

In addition to Keith and York, other members of the posse consist of such western regulars as Royal Dano, Slim Pickens, and Dewey Martin all in parts they would have been typecast for.

Savage Sam is hardly as good a film as Old Yeller though it sure ends better all around for the two legged and four legged players.


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