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Banjo (1947)

Passed | | Drama, Family | 15 May 1947 (USA)
9-year-old Georgia girl and her dog are sent to live with her aunt in Boston.

Director:

Richard Fleischer (as Richard O. Fleischer)

Writer:

Lillie Hayward
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Sharyn Moffett ... Pat Warren
Jacqueline White ... Elizabeth Ames
Walter Reed ... Dr. Bob
Una O'Connor ... Harriet
Herbert Evans ... Jeffries
Louise Beavers ... Lindy
Ernest Whitman Ernest Whitman ... Uncle Jasper
Lanny Rees Lanny Rees ... Ned
Theron Jackson Theron Jackson ... Exodus
Howard McNeeley Howard McNeeley ... Genesis
Banjo the Dog ... Banjo
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9-year-old Georgia girl and her dog are sent to live with her aunt in Boston.

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TOGETHER - against the world! See more »

Genres:

Drama | Family

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 May 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

'Banjo' - historien om en hund See more »

Filming Locations:

Georgia, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Banjo's director, Richard Fleischer, and his wife decided to go the Brown Derby Restaurant on the night of the film's primere. The couple sat down at the bar and they were greeted by a kind old gentleman who bought them drinks. Richard mentioned that he was a film director and the old man said he used to be in the business. The elderly man was none other than legendary film director, D.W. Griffith. See more »

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Spoofed in South Park: Bike Parade (2018) See more »

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A wonderful story about a girl and her dog
17 October 1999 | by RKO KIDSee all my reviews

This is a B movie to be sure, but very interesting. Sharyn Moffet plays the orphaned Pat, who is sent to live with her Aunt in Boston after having spent all of her life on the old family farm down south. Banjo is the name of her beloved dog-a pointer. Who also accompanies Pat to Boston. Misadventures soon follow the pair. If I say anymore, then you will know how it ends. It is always a pleasure to see the unpretentious Sharyn Moffet on screen.

This film was made to appeal to juvenile audiences, but the entire family will enjoy it as well.


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