Natty Gann (played by Meredith Salenger) is a twelve year old Depression era girl whose single-parent father leaves her behind in Chicago while he goes to Washington State to look for work in the timber industry. Natty runs away from the guardian she was left with to follow Dad. She befriends and is befriended by a wolf that has been abused in dog fights, hops a freight train west, and is presumed dead when her wallet is found after the train crashes. Dad gets bitter and endangers himself in his new job. Meanwhile Natty has a series of adventures and mis- adventures in various farmhouses, police stations, hobo camps, reform schools, and boxcars. Written by
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Did You Know?
replaced Elmer Bernstein
as the film's music composer. According to website "Filmtracks', only two short bits of Bernstein's score music remain in the picture. See more
The steam locomotives seen in the film have distinctly Canadian vestibule-style cabs. See more
Oh, no, Natty.
[puppy yips in background
. Do I look like an animal shelter?
Don't worry, I'll keep this one.
That's what you said the last time.
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