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Sequoia (1934)

G | | Drama | 22 December 1934 (USA)
Toni lives with her father, writer Matthew Martin, in the Sequoia forests of California. While walking, she finds and brings home, a small puma which she calls 'Gato' and a young fawn, ... See full summary »

Directors:

Chester M. Franklin, Edwin L. Marin (uncredited)

Writers:

Ann Cunningham (screen play), Sam Armstrong (screen play) | 2 more credits »
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Complete credited cast:
Jean Parker ... Toni Martin
Russell Hardie ... Bob Alden
Samuel S. Hinds ... Dr. Matthew Martin
Paul Hurst ... Bergman
Willie Fung ... Sang Soo
Harry Lowe Jr. Harry Lowe Jr. ... Feng Soo
Ben Hall Ben Hall ... Joe
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Toni lives with her father, writer Matthew Martin, in the Sequoia forests of California. While walking, she finds and brings home, a small puma which she calls 'Gato' and a young fawn, called 'Malibu'. The three become friends which violates the normal rules of nature. After a few years, Toni and her dad leave and Gato and Malibu are returned to the wild. They do their animal things, but the two are still friendly. When Toni and Matthew return, they find that logging and hunting have decimated the animals in the area. They also find that their neighbor, Bergman, who has trapped animals for years, is now leading hunting parties and kills even the fawns. It is up to Gato and Malibu if they are to survive. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Clark GABLE says-"...nothing could be more thrilling or romantic- only nature in all its primitive glory could have so perfectly cast its magnificent animal actors..." (Print Ad-Union-Recorder, ((Milledgeville, Ga.)) 18 April 1935)

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Drama

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This film was initially telecast in Los Angeles Wednesday 18 December 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11), followed by Philadelphia 30 March 1958 on WFIL (Channel 6), and by San Francisco 12 July 1958 on KGO (Channel 7). It's presently in the Turner Classic Movies film library and receives an occasional airing on TCM. See more »

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It does exist
7 November 2008 | by pamlgrmSee all my reviews

Vironpride...I just finished watching this black & white film on Turner Classic Movies. So, you'll be happy to know it is still out there. It's an interesting story about animals, a bit far-fetched but fun just the same. The story of the young girl finding the baby animals is sweet, and the fact that they become fast friends is feasible. I'm sure as ten-year-old's you and I would have loved this movie. The story line is a bit hokey but not unusual for the times. There are some beautiful shots of the animals in their natural settings. All-in-all I enjoyed the film, more for the animals than the acting or storyline. I'm sure you'll be pleased to know, it does still exist.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 December 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Malibu See more »

Filming Locations:

Camp Nelson, California, USA See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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