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The Enchanted Forest (1945)

Passed | | Drama, Family | 8 December 1945 (USA)
A little boy lost in the woods is found and raised by Old John, a hermit, who teaches the boy about life in general and nature in particular.

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... Steven Blaine
... Anne
... Jackie (as Billy Severn)
... Old John
... Ed Henderson
... Gilson
Jimmy the Crow ... Blackie (as 'Jim' the Crow)
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A little boy lost in the woods is found and raised by Old John, a hermit, who teaches the boy about life in general and nature in particular.

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FILMED IN ALL THE GLORIOUS Color of NATURE'S WONDERLAND! (original print ad - mostly caps) See more »

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Drama | Family

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8 December 1945 (USA)  »

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Den fortryllede Skov  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording) (uncredited)

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(Cinecolor)

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1.37 : 1
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PRC's final release of 1945. It was the highest-grossing film in the history of the studio. See more »

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One for nature lovers
29 December 2012 | by See all my reviews

An unashamedly old-fashioned story about an old hermit living out in the forest and the young boy he befriends in order to teach him about nature. It's a dated, twee and slow moving effort that I managed to catch on TV, although sadly the print used was absolutely horrible.

Animal lovers will be in their element, as the lead, Old John (played with a natural warmth by Harry Davenport) has a DR DOLITTLE-style affinity with animals, particularly in the two familiars he keeps (a German Sehpherd and a crow). At times the film feels like a westernised version of THE JUNGLE BOOK as the good guys come up against some evil loggers determined to exploit the wilderness for their own gains.

THE ENCHANTED FOREST is no classic, but for those who like this sort of stuff it's an efficient time-filler. And it possesses a kind of warming sentimentality that never quite overdoes it in the same way a Disney film would.


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