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The Wild Country (1970)

A family leaves city life to take possession of a Wyoming ranch.

Director:

Robert Totten

Writers:

Calvin Clements Jr. (screenplay), Paul Savage (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Steve Forrest ... Jim Tanner
Vera Miles ... Kate Tanner
Ron Howard ... Virgil Tanner (as Ronny Howard)
Clint Howard ... Andrew Tanner
Dub Taylor ... Phil
Jack Elam ... Thompson
Frank DeKova ... Two Dog
Morgan Woodward ... Ab Cross
Woody Chambliss Woody Chambliss ... Dakota (as Woodrow Chambliss)
Karl Swenson ... Jensen
Mills Watson ... Feathers
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A family leaves city life to take possession of a Wyoming ranch.

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1971's Most Unforgettable Adventure! See more »


Certificate:

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Official Sites:

Disney's Official Site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 December 1970 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Newcomers See more »

Filming Locations:

Jackson Hole, Wyoming, USA

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.75 : 1
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Frank DeKova loved to sit in local restaurants and visit with kids during filming breaks in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. He was very approachable for an actor. See more »

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Okay for this sort of thing
26 March 2019 | by Wizard-8See all my reviews

When I was a child, I caught about the last third of this Disney movie on television, and it made a real impression on me. For decades afterwards, I wondered what the title was, but I couldn't remember it. But just the other day, I caught the entire package on Turner Classic Movies, and I was delighted to finally identify the movie. Seeing the entire thing as an adult, I think I can sum it up by saying that with the movie being an early 1970s movie from the Disney company involving a big city family in the late 1800s moving to the countryside, you can probably predict how most of it will play out. That's not to say that the movie isn't enjoyable, but you should probably be willing to put up with a number of familiar plot turns and characters. Those who do will find some nice scenery, pacing more leisurely than the hyperkinetic family movies made today, and some good messages about working hard and never giving up. It's not a Disney classic, but it's likable enough if this kind of thing is what you want. A word of warning, however: While the movie got a "G" rating back in 1970, there is some surprisingly harsh violence and intense situations that would unquestionably earn the movie a "PG" rating today.


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