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Guardian of the Wilderness (1976)

The supposedly true story of Galen Clark, the man who created Yosemite Park. In the twilight of his life and regretting that he hasn't accomplished anything significant, Galen decides to ... See full summary »

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Galen Clark
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John Muir
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Zachary Moore
Cheryl Miller ...
Kathleen Clark
Ford Rainey ...
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McCollough
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Madden
Melissa Jones
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Teneiya
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The supposedly true story of Galen Clark, the man who created Yosemite Park. In the twilight of his life and regretting that he hasn't accomplished anything significant, Galen decides to travel out west to die in the wilderness. After spending some time in nature, however, he gets his spirits back and decides to make his home there, bringing his daughter and her family out with him. Together, they start a new life in the forest with their animal friends. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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The exciting true story of one man's courageous struggle to save America's greatest natural wonders

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Western | Adventure

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December 1976 (USA)  »

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Good show. His best performance

I have seen Denver Pyle as Galen Clark and it gave me a new respect for the man. I taped it, and have shown it to others. I believe it was based on a true story and life of a man who wanted to protect our forests working with the well known John Muir. I remember Mr.Pyle in many, many earlier shows as a bad guy in pictures with Wild Bill Elliott, Audie Murphy, Gene Autry TV series, as well as the Doris Day show and Dukes of Hazard. Sometimes he was so young in the early western I could hardly recognized him (as I watch old movies) on the Westerns Channels. To the best of my knowledge, this was his only absolute starring role in a film. Most of his parts were character actor parts, and he could do all of them very well, and could be just about anybody. Sometimes I felt I knew him.


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