Orson Welles, Kenny Rogers, and a feathered-hair boy in an ugly football shirt save the forest, and possibly the world(?), from evil hands in this bargain backyard mini-feature (50mins.). The boy does it with his zombie-like droll charm, Welles (!?) with oddly out of place "poetic" narration and Kenny Rogers (here played by Jack Mauck as "Mike, The Overseer") with his animal talk, feathered hat, sleepy disposition and deadly accurate bow. The ugly-shirted boy disobeys his grandmother's head and goes into his backyard forest chasing after the Lady In White, only to find a stone that is anything but "green" and some cranky dwarfs resting in a WWI-like trench. The evil forest princess is a Halloween costumed goth girl riding bareback who awkwardly falls off her horse after shouting a bold, scene-exiting statement like "You won't get me this time brother!" I guess the filmmakers decided to keep the footage in, however unintentional, because it looked dangerous and exciting. How I do love bizarre little meta-moments like this in my movies. In times past this could have been up there on a deceptive kiddie matinée double bill with a "Jimmy, the Boy Wonder" or "The Magic Christmas Tree" or "Santa And The Ice Cream Bunny".
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