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Baker's Hawk (1976)

G | | Western | December 1976 (USA)
When a young boy nurses an injured hawk back to health, he gains newfound courage and confidence on his own.

Director:

Lyman Dayton (as Lyman D. Dayton)

Writers:

Jack M. Bickham (novel) (as Jack Bickham), Dan Greer (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Clint Walker ... Dan Baker
Burl Ives ... Mr. McGraw
Diane Baker ... Jenny Baker
Lee Montgomery ... Billy Baker (as Lee H. Montgomery)
Alan Young ... Paul Carson
Taylor Lacher Taylor Lacher ... Sweeney
Bruce M. Fischer ... Blacksmith
Cam Clarke ... Morrie Carson
Phil Hoover Phil Hoover ... Sled
Danny Bonaduce ... Robertson
Brian Williams Brian Williams ... Jeremy
Burt Mustin ... General
Martin Eric Martin Eric ... Wattle
Dick Haynes ... 2nd Man (as Richard {Dick} Haynes)
Harold Lee Thompson Harold Lee Thompson ... Layden
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When a young boy nurses an injured hawk back to health, he gains newfound courage and confidence on his own.

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An Unlikely Friend Gives a Young Boy the Courage to Soar. See more »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

December 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bakers Habicht See more »

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Burt Mustin's final movie role. See more »

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Billy Baker: They ain't really going to do all those things to Mr. McGraw, are they? I mean, he ain't hurt no one.
Dan Baker: Son, sometimes all you to do to make people fear you and hate you is to be a little different.
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Worth a look only for Burl Ives.
29 January 2002 | by rsoonsaSee all my reviews

This poorly made production features Clint Walker as Dan Baker, a homesteader in 1876 Utah who refuses to join a local vigilante organization, led by the town dry goods grocer (Alan Young), and the resultant effects his independent actions have upon his son Billy (Lee H. Montgomery). Ancillary plots involve Billy's nurturing of a wounded fledgling hawk, abandoned from the nest, and the boy's friendship with Mr. McGraw (Burl Ives), a recluse whose vocation is the preparation of damaged wildlife for their return to freedom. It is not possible to include a kind word about the direction, screenplay and editing, as all are at levels which might, at best, approach that of student-made cinema. The acting is wooden, due largely to the rambling script and weak direction, with Montgomery embarrassingly inept, and only Ives rises above his shrunken material, giving some meaning to his scenes. Although there is precious little to like about this film, the scenery is remarkably beautiful, as the production was located within two of Utah's National Forest regions.


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