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The Wild Country -- A family leaves city life to take possession of a Wyoming ranch.


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15 December 1970 (USA) See more »
THE as the mountain country, they stood together to claim a dream! See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Steve Forrest ... Jim Tanner

Vera Miles ... Kate Tanner

Ron Howard ... Virgil Tanner (as Ronny Howard)

Clint Howard ... Andrew Tanner

Dub Taylor ... Phil

Jack Elam ... Thompson

Frank DeKova ... Two Dog

Morgan Woodward ... Ab Cross
Woody Chambliss ... Dakota (as Woodrow Chambliss)

Karl Swenson ... Jensen

Mills Watson ... Feathers
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Rance Howard ... Cleve (uncredited)
Larry D. Mann ... The Marshal (uncredited)
F. Ben Miller ... Shelby (uncredited)

Directed by
Robert Totten 
Writing credits
Ralph Moody (book "Little Britches")

Calvin Clements Jr.  &
Paul Savage 

Produced by
Ron Miller .... producer
Original Music by
Robert F. Brunner 
Cinematography by
Frank V. Phillips  (as Frank Phillips)
Film Editing by
Robert Stafford 
Production Design by
Robert Clatworthy 
Art Direction by
John B. Mansbridge 
Set Decoration by
Hal Gausman 
Emile Kuri 
Makeup Department
La Rue Matheron .... hair stylist
Robert J. Schiffer .... makeup artist
Jackie Bone .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Paul Stanhope Jr. .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Austen Jewell .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Paul Nichols .... assistant director
Arthur J. Vitarelli .... second unit director
James Welch .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Terry Ballard .... props (uncredited)
Charles Ceseri .... plasterer (uncredited)
Jack Colconda .... props (uncredited)
Bill David .... construction coordinator (uncredited)
Sam Eaquinta .... painter (uncredited)
Herman Lowers .... construction (uncredited)
Phillip Michaels .... greensman (uncredited)
Raymond Moss .... plasterer (uncredited)
Bob Stahler .... draughtsman (uncredited)
Sound Department
Robert O. Cook .... sound supervisor
Jack F. Lilly .... sound mixer
Les Gear .... radio man (uncredited)
William Hamilton .... boom operator (uncredited)
Bud Maffett .... cable man (uncredited)
Jay Younger .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Robert A. Mattey .... special effects
George Lofgren .... special effects (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Alan Maley .... matte artist
George Orrison .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Bob Coburn Jr. .... still photographer (uncredited)
Dave Collier .... lamp operator (uncredited)
James F. Cornick .... lamp operator (uncredited)
Thomas Del Ruth .... second camera assistant (uncredited)
Al Goelz .... lamp operator (uncredited)
Fred Hernandez .... lamp operator (uncredited)
Jack Holton .... lamp operator (uncredited)
Bill Johnson .... camera operator (uncredited)
Harry Kamins .... best boy (uncredited)
Richard Kamins .... lamp operator (uncredited)
Gene Kearney .... grip (uncredited)
Bill King .... gaffer (uncredited)
Bob E. Krattiger .... lamp operator (uncredited)
Charles La Rocca .... grip (uncredited)
Peter Lomprakis .... grip (uncredited)
Bill Masters .... key grip (uncredited)
Pat Murphy .... grip (uncredited)
Mike Shaltz .... second grip (uncredited)
Michael St. Hilaire .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Chuck Keehne .... costumer
Emily Sundby .... costumer
Dorothy Barkley .... wardrobe (uncredited)
Ron Dawson .... wardrobe (uncredited)
Kent James .... wardrobe (uncredited)
Music Department
Evelyn Kennedy .... music editor
Franklyn Marks .... orchestrator
Transportation Department
Paul Stewart .... driver captain (uncredited)
Other crew
Peggy Cobb .... welfare worker (uncredited)
Don Crow .... wrangler (uncredited)
Bill Degeneres .... craft service (uncredited)
Edward Duarte .... wrangler (uncredited)
Dan Haggerty .... wild animal trainer (uncredited)
Chick Hannan .... representative: American Humane Association (uncredited)
Ben Hartigan .... unit publicist (uncredited)
Ralph Helfer .... animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us] (uncredited)
Rance Howard .... dialogue director (uncredited)
Nick Humphrey .... location auditor (uncredited)
Frank Lamping .... supervisor: wild animal trainer (uncredited)
Lloyd Nelson .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Dan Novack .... first aid (uncredited)
George Steele .... wrangler (uncredited)
Lois Thurman .... script supervisor: second unit (uncredited)
John Wagner .... craft service (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
100 min | West Germany:87 min
Color (Technicolor)
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
Filming Locations:

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The cast rode on a special 4th of July "float" a buckboard wagon in the local town parade to promote the film as shooting went on over the holidaySee more »


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6 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
The Wild Country, 23 December 2006
Author: roygarton-fl from United States

This movie is a good family movie with the exception of the tornado which having lived in Jackson Hole, Wyoming where this movie was filmed, tornadoes just do not happen at 6,800 feet above sea level. I remember Frank DeKova as chief Wild Eagle from "F Troop". I lived in Jackson at the time of this film being shot and all the cast was very gracious. Ron Howard at the time was a young man still looking to get his post Andy Griffith career started before discovering his talent as a director. The movie really never went anywhere on the big screen. It was shot over the summer in Jackson and the cast rode in Teton County Fair parade. Frank DeKova would hang out at the local steak house and visit with people. He was a most gracious man. The movie was shot between The Triangle X Ranch in Grand Teton National Park and another Ranch which I do not recall. Also shot on Antelope Flats in the Park.

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