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The Wild Country (1970)

A family leaves city life to take possession of a Wyoming ranch.

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Jim Tanner
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Kate Tanner
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Virgil Tanner (as Ronny Howard)
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Andrew Tanner
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Two Dog
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A family leaves city life to take possession of a Wyoming ranch.

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THE NEWCOMERS...green as the mountain country, they stood together to claim a dream! See more »


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15 December 1970 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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Frank DeKova loved to sit in local restaurants and visit with kids during filming breaks in Jackson. He was very appoarchable for an actor. See more »

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Good Disney family film
22 May 2005 | by (South Dakota) – See all my reviews

This is a good Disney family film about the Tanner family: Jim the father (Steve Forrest), Kate the mother (Vera Miles), Virgil the older boy (Ron Howard) and Andrew the younger boy (Clint Howard). They take on farming in the West in the late 19th Century or early 20th Century. There is a tornado in the movie. There is a fight over irrigation water, and it seems the father got killed in it. The Wild Country is based on the book "Little Britches" by Ralph Moody. Ralph Moody's parents lived in New England and moved to the Littleton, Colorado, area, where there was an irrigation fight and Ralph's father died of bad health. Ralph wrote a number of books about his life, including "Horse of a Different Color," which tells about his experiences in the cattle feeding business in the McCook, Nebraska-Oberlin, Kansas area.


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