A timeless story of a boy's adventures growing up in a small Southern town, Yazoo City in the 1940s during World War II, roaming with his friends, playing practical jokes, and getting into trouble.
Willie and his friends found the adventure of a lifetime searching for...
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The film was also known as "The River Pirates". See more
[adolescent Willie Morris is beginning to contemplate the mystery of girls, when his father notices him in front of the bathroom mirror one day
What are you doin' gettin' all slicked up for?
N-nothin' special, Daddy. Just goin' crawdad-huntin' with Spit 'n...
[with gentle understanding, he interrupts his son
Mmm-hmmm. Spit likes to see you with your hair combed, does he? Put a dab of that cologne on, too, so's you smell real good for Spit.
After the end credits, there is a caption that reads: "Anne Ramsey 1927 - 1988. This was to be Anne's last film. All of us in the cast and crew are saddened by her death... and are very honored to have worked with this outstanding actress." Anne Ramsey passed away after production was completed on the film. See more