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Swamp Girl (1971)

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A little blonde girl who is abandoned by her parents in the Florida swamps is rescued and raised by a black man she calls her "Pa". She takes it upon herself to protect all the creatures in... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ferlin Husky ...
Swamp Ranger
Claude King ...
Sheriff
Steve Drexel ...
Steve
Lonnie Bower ...
Nat
Donna Stanley ...
Carol
Joyce Lee ...
Ella
Robert Corley ...
Dent
Stuart Culpepper ...
Eafe
Gerald Hurd ...
Hank
Bill Chap ...
Jesse
Byrd Holland ...
Old Doctor
Richard Conrad ...
Giff
Glenn Gray ...
Tom
Robert Neeson Sr. ...
Doctor
Robin Vaughn ...
Young Janeen
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A little blonde girl who is abandoned by her parents in the Florida swamps is rescued and raised by a black man she calls her "Pa". She takes it upon herself to protect all the creatures in her swamp from poachers and other dangers, and wins the respect of the local sheriff. One day an escaped convict and her boyfriend take the girl prisoner and try to force her to guide them through the swamp in their escape from the law. However, the girl has other ideas. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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take of yourself, swamp rat
21 October 2003 | by (Michigan) – See all my reviews

Never a dull scene in this one. There is always something exciting happening. I love the local guys and their accents. You can tell they cast real swamp rats for this movie!

A girl has never really talked to anyone her whole life besides one man who she calls her pa. She is White, he is Black. She comes to learn about her entrance into this protected swamp life in a hasty, roundabout way. Her life is a tragic story, but she has managed to live happily thanks to Nat, her "pa". When outsiders invade their secret territory, she makes a lot of good moves. You're rooting for her.

I got a kind of excitement from how happy she was once she realized her home is a nationally protected wildlife refuge. She realizes she is allowed to throw all the hunting traps into the deepest waters of the swamp if she wishes because they are illegally set there. It satisfies you knowing that the sheriff respects her and even mentioned making her a deputy because she knows the swamp so well and doesn't like those poacher's traps any more than he does.

I recommend this film. It's a good story and it never gets boring.


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