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Bless the Beasts & Children ()


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A group of social misfits at a summer camp for boys run away to save penned-in buffaloes from a rifle club's slaughter.

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  • Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 2 nominations.
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Lawrence Teft
Barry Robins ...
Cotton
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Shecker
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Goodenow
Robert Jayson Kramer ...
Lally 1 (as Bob Kramer)
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Lally II
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Sid Shecker
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Wheaties
David Ketchum ...
Camp Director (as Dave Ketchum)
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Cotton's Mother
Wayne Sutherlin ...
Hustler
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Hustler
William Bramley ...
Mr. Goodenow
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Mrs. Goodenow
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Captain Cotton
Vincent Van Lynn ...
Mr. Teft
Juney Ellis ...
Mom (as June C. Ellis)
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Doctor
Jeff Smart ...
Young Shooter
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Scott Ben-Yashar ...
Camp Bully (as Scott Ehrlich)
Michael Schrager ...
Apache Camper
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Buffalo Hunter (uncredited)
Edson C. Kurose ...
Moishe - Chauffeur (uncredited)
Earl Rivard ...
Indian Teen (uncredited)
Jeff Sherman ...
Extra (uncredited)
Ivan Volkman ...
Angry Cadillac Owner (uncredited)

Directed by

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Stanley Kramer

Written by

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Glendon Swarthout ... (novel)
 
Mac Benoff ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Georges Glass ... associate producer
Stanley Kramer ... producer

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Perry Botkin Jr.
Barry De Vorzon

Cinematography by

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Michel Hugo

Film Editing by

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William A. Lyon

Editorial Department

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Florence Williamson ... assistant editor

Casting By

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Billy Gordon

Art Direction by

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Lyle R. Wheeler

Production Management

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Ivan Volkman ... production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Paul J. Crossey ... dga trainee
Leonard Kunody ... second assistant director
John M. Poer ... second assistant director
Sheldon Schrager ... assistant director
Andrew Marton ... second unit director (uncredited)

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Joe LaBella ... property master

Sound Department

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Les Fresholtz ... sound
Joe Kenworthy ... boom operator
Dean Salmon ... boom operator

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Ira Anderson Jr. ... special effects

Stunts

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John Hudkins ... stunt coordinator
Jesse Wayne ... stunt double
George Orrison ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Al Ducharme ... grip
Patrick Fennell ... assistant camera
Dutch Hogue ... electrician
Don Jacobson ... grip
Victor King ... assistant camera
John Livesley ... key grip
Ralph McCarthy ... gaffer
John Monte ... still photographer
Harold Rabuse ... best boy
Roger Shearman ... camera operator (as Roger Sherman Jr.)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Seth Banks ... wardrobe

Location Management

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Harry Kohoyda Jr. ... location auditor

Music Department

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Jack Hayes ... orchestrator
Leo Shuken ... orchestrator

Transportation Department

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Omar Dierkins ... driver
Vern Jacobs ... driver
Jim Morris ... driver
Bruce Petty ... transportation captain
Ronald Stinton ... driver

Other crew

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Wayne Fitzgerald ... title designer
Ron Hall ... craft service
Al Jank ... wrangler
Marshall Schlom ... script supervisor
Paul Stufloten ... first aid
Edson C. Kurose ... assistant to the producer (uncredited)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

A group of social misfits at a summer camp for boys run away to save penned-in buffaloes from a rifle club's slaughter. Written by JD-2

Plot Keywords
Taglines Smoking rifles can stunt your growth See more »
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Also Known As
  • Denkt bloß nicht, daß wir heulen (Germany)
  • Bendice a los animales y a los niños (Spain)
  • Denme un niño, les daré un hombre (Mexico)
  • Szkola kowbojów (Poland)
  • Denme un joven, les daré un hombre (Argentina)
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  • 109 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Based on the 1970 novel "Bless the Beasts and the Children" by Glendon Swarthout. See more »
Goofs When Shecker arrives at the camp with his father in a flashback scene the other boys, including Goodenow,are all standing near each other.Which implies Goodenow is already with the guys in their cabin. But in another flashback scene Cotton brings Goodenow into their cabin saying he will be staying with them in the cabin and introduces them to the other guys including Shecker who is already there, but according to the earlier flashback scene should not be. See more »
Movie Connections Referenced in The 44th Annual Academy Awards (1972). See more »
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Quotes Wheaties: Jesus Christ, you kids want to go blind? Now cut that out and go to sleep!
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