The true story about two boys growing up in rural Montana while rebelling against their stern minister father. Eldest brother Norman eventually leaves home and becomes a disciplined scholar, while younger brother Paul becomes a rebellious journalist and descends to gambling and liquor. Their mornings are spent in school and religious study, while their afternoons are devoted to fly fishing for trout in the Blackfoot River. Written by
Kale Whorton <email@example.com>
The Story of an American Family.
Did You Know?
Robert Redford courted author Norman Maclean for years to gain the rights to his autobiographical novella. See more
Many fish, supposedly freshly caught, are entirely still and do not struggle as would a live fish. They are evidently already dead. See more
Long ago, when I was a young man, my father said to me, "Norman, you like to write stories." And I said "Yes, I do." Then he said, "Someday, when you're ready you might tell our family story. Only then will you understand what happened and why."
The scenes on the Blackfoot River were actually shot on the Madison and other rivers around the Bozeman and Livingston areas. The "Big Blackfoot" has already become too polluted and populated to provide the image the scene required. See more
Referenced in Tucker: The Family Tree
The Sheik of Araby'
Written by Harry B. Smith
, Ted Snyder
and Francis Wheeler
Used by Permission of
Mills Music Corp, Inc. / Jerry Vogel Music Co.
Ted Snyder Music Co. / Bienstock Publishing Co., on behalf of Redwood Music Ltd. See more