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"Well, if you ain't my Pa... Who is?" See more »
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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"... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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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
Donald Murphy ... Surly
Ron Johnson ... Burly
Jack Vaughn ... Dying Man
Margaret Mora ... Swamp Woman
Ann Perry ... Swamp Woman (as Ann Myers)
Chris Mathis ... Swamp Woman
Sharon Cisneros ... Swamp Woman
Annette Vaughn ... Swamp Woman

Simone Griffeth ... Janeen
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Directed by
Donald A. Davis  (as Don Davis)
 
Writing credits
Jack Vaughn (original story) &
Jay Kulp (original story)

Jay Kulp (screenplay)

Produced by
Donald A. Davis .... producer (as Don Davis)
Jay Kulp .... producer
Jack Vaughn .... producer
 
Original Music by
Gene Kauer 
Douglas M. Lackey  (as Doug Lackey)
 
Cinematography by
Jay Kulp (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Ron Johnson  (as Ronald R. Johnson)
 
Makeup Department
Byrd Holland .... makeup artist
Dennis Marsh .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Ron Johnson .... production manager (as Ronald R. Johnson)
Don Nagel .... production manager
 
Sound Department
Wilfred Whyle .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Henning Schellerup .... photographer: second unit
 
Other crew
Larry Butler .... production assistant
Don Nagel .... location manager
John Owen .... talent coordinator
Ann Perry .... production assistant (as Ann Myers)
Ann Perry .... script girl (as Ann Myers)
 

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78 min
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Canada:13+ (Quebec) | USA:GP

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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Kinda turgid but not too bad, 16 January 2010
Author: ofumalow from United States

This GP-rated Southern meller is milder and pokier than the best (or at least more luridly enjoyable) of its type. The titular figure is a Marcia Brady-looking blonde who runs around the swamp in a spotless pink dress, living with her "paw"--the African-American man who raised her after she was abandoned by her mother to an abortionist/child trafficker who died not much later). Despite this lurid backstory, plus some deaths by alligator, snake and violent thug, it's pretty mild stuff. Country Star Ferlin Husky plays the local ranger--the whole swamp area is a protected wildlife refuge--who discovers the seemingly mythical "Swamp Girl" really exists. Things are complicated by some loutish local poachers, a criminal couple on the lam (the escaped-con woman is the really mean one), and a couple looking for their "little girl lost" in the swamp. (But said girl is the vicious jailbird.) There's an outrageously contrived revelation at the every end, but nothing else here is special enough to provide major camp or other entertainment value. Still, despite its lack of sufficient energy, exploitative aspects and outrageousness, it holds the attention--just adequately--for fans of old drive-in fare.

The only reason one might see "Swamp Girl" today is in pursuit of its feature on the Something Weird DVD, "Swamp Country" (1966), which is the kind of forgotten oddball gem Z-movie fans love to discover. "Girl" isn't a total waste of time, but "Woman" is the reason you'll want to keep the DVD.

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