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Run Wild, Run Free (1969)

G | | Drama, Family | 28 March 1969 (UK)
Philip Ransome, a northern English boy about 10 years old, has been mute since age 3 and spends his days roaming the moors alone. His parents despair of a cure. One day he sees a singular ... See full summary »

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(screenplay), (novel)
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The Moorman
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Mr. Ransome
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Mrs. Ransome
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Philip / Philip Ransome
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Reg
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Diana
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Philip Ransome, a northern English boy about 10 years old, has been mute since age 3 and spends his days roaming the moors alone. His parents despair of a cure. One day he sees a singular wild albino pony with blue eyes and befriends it avidly. A kindly retired colonel who accepts Philip as he is, a girl his age, and a pet falcon she gives him provide him with more things to love and care about. Gradually Philip emerges from his shell. But the way out is full of heartbreak and setbacks. Written by Paul Emmons <pemmons@wcupa.edu>

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colonel | pony | girl | boy | mute | See All (100) »

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Drama | Family

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28 March 1969 (UK)  »

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The White Colt  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Technicolor) (uncredited)
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The final cinema film of Bernard Miles. See more »

Quotes

Philip Ransome: [speaking for the first time, to the pony that is stuck in a bog hole on the moor] Philip! Philip! Wake up. Don't die now. You've got to help yourself.
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Soundtracks

Run Wild, Run Free
Music by David Whitaker
Lyric by Don Black
Sung by The New Christy Minstrels
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Very moving drama.
11 July 1999 | by (Delaware,U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

I thought the film was very well done. Mark Lester turned in another sensational performance. His portrayal of the disturbed child,Philip,was very believable. The other cast members did fine jobs,too. The ending was solid. Nice family-type movie.


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