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Run Wild, Run Free (1969)

G | | Drama, Family | 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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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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Opening credits: All characters and events in this film are fictitious. Any similarity to actual events, or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental. See more »

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The Moorman: [to Philip] Are you going to ride that animal, or are going to sit up there like a dummy for the rest of the day?
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Run Wild, Run Free
Music by David Whitaker
Lyric by Don Black
Sung by The New Christy Minstrels
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Want to see it again after 36 years...
26 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw "Run Wild, Run Free" only once -- when I was 11 or 12 years old (now 49) and have never forgotten the moving effect it had on me. It was the second movie I had ever seen that brought me to tears -- the first was "Bambi." However, it remains indelible in my mind.

In doing Internet research today, I just discovered that he mute boy (Phillip) in the movie was supposedly autistic (something of I had no knowledge back then). Interestingly however, I ended up participating as a para-professional behavior therapist in the UCLA "Young Autism" program run then by Ivar Lovaas, Ph.D. when I was an undergrad there.

Having recently joined Netflix, I was hoping to be able to rent it and view it again, but to my dismay, it's not considered a classic so not generally available on rental.

I am hoping that someday this movie will be available for rental or purchase on DVD.

Regards,

Cassandra2


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