A young girl in the hills of Indiana, who had been abandoned by her family and raised by a bootlegging old woman, is taken by the authorities and made the ward of a childless couple.



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Complete credited cast:
Elizabeth McHenry
R.J. 'Mac' McHenry
Sheriff Phil Rotteman
Selma Goss
Old Mam Hawes
Susan Deer ...
Jim Seevey
Nancy Bell ...
Ken Hardin ...
Harvey Drummond
Tonia Scotti ...
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Ewen Bremner ...


A young girl in the hills of Indiana, who had been abandoned by her family and raised by a bootlegging old woman, is taken by the authorities and made the ward of a childless couple.

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Release Date:

18 June 1975 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ein Mädchen, ein Muli und Omas Whisky  »

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Michael Gross' TV debut. See more »


While the film is set in 1930's Indiana, the rides at the fairground are all 1970's rides. See more »


Old Mam Hawes: Well, ain't you the uppity one!
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This is a tender, heart-rending movie. Should be a classic
2 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Sooner is a girl raised in isolation by a crazy old woman. She has never known love, affection, or manners. After being given to a kind, loving, childless couple, Sooner goes to school for the first time and makes friends for the first time. Through the support of a loving teacher, Sooner realizes that though she is ignorant, she can learn. The most poignant part of the movie for me was the part with Sooner's pet. She had cared for and learned to love a bird (a pigeon, I think). To realize the capacity for which she loves this bird makes what she does so much more pathetic. The bird can't fly (kind of representative of Sooner's own emotional disabilities). One day in the front yard, Sooner's "friends" start throwing tiny pebbles at the bird to try and make it fly. It becomes a real stoning in which Sooner eventually takes part. The bird subsequently dies, with stones covering it. The foster mother comes running out yelling and screaming as the kids scatter. Sooner looks sadly at her bird and realizes what she's done, only to make her feel worse is her foster mother yelling. Well, she runs back to the hills and the parents go find her, eventually adopting her. It's a beautiful story. I've seen it once and will never forget it.

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