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A Girl Named Sooner (1975)

A young girl in the hills of Indiana, who had been abandoned by her family and raised by a bootlegging old woman, is taken by the authorities and made the ward of a childless couple.

Director:

Delbert Mann

Writers:

Suzanne Clauser, Suzanne Clauser (novel)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Lee Remick ... Elizabeth McHenry
Richard Crenna ... R.J. 'Mac' McHenry
Don Murray ... Sheriff Phil Rotteman
Anne Francis ... Selma Goss
Cloris Leachman ... Old Mam Hawes
Susan Deer Susan Deer ... Sooner
Michael Gross ... Jim Seevey
Nancy Bell Nancy Bell ... Teacher
Ken Hardin Ken Hardin ... Harvey Drummond
Tonia Scotti Tonia Scotti ... Judith Ann Drumond
Ewen Bremner Ewen Bremner ... Archie
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A young girl in the hills of Indiana, who had been abandoned by her family and raised by a bootlegging old woman, is taken by the authorities and made the ward of a childless couple.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 June 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Corações Atormentados See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Color by Deluxe)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Michael Gross' TV debut. See more »

Goofs

During the point-of-view shot riding the Ferris wheel, you can see the shadow of the camera and operator in the gondola instead of Elizabeth and Sooner. See more »

Quotes

Old Mam Hawes: Well, ain't you the uppity one!
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Unforgettable Movie
11 February 2005 | by eacobbSee all my reviews

When I think back to my childhood, this movie stands out above all others. It first aired when I was 8 yrs old. I watched it every opportunity I had after that. The teasing Sooner encountered, esp the crow scene, connected with my own life experience of being teased endlessly.

The wonderment of Sooner at the fair also stands out in my mind. These scenes were so well shot that I remember feeling like I was see through Sooner's eyes and feeling her wonderment.

I wish this movie was available in video so that I could share it with my daughter.


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