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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.

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(as Lyman D. Dayton)

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(novel) (as Jack Bickham), (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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... Dan Baker
... Mr. McGraw
... Jenny Baker
... Billy Baker (as Lee H. Montgomery)
... Paul Carson
Taylor Lacher ... Sweeney
... Blacksmith
... Morrie Carson
Phil Hoover ... Sled
... Robertson
Brian Williams ... Jeremy
... General
Martin Eric ... Wattle
... 2nd Man (as Richard {Dick} Haynes)
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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December 1976 (USA)  »

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Bakers Habicht  »

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Billy Baker: Well, how many bad men are you supposed to chase if you're a deputy?
Jeremy: I guess five a week or so.
Billy Baker: It seems like you'd run out of people in town to chase.
Jeremy: Nah, there's always new ones to chase. My pa says decent people live on farms. Anybody who lives in town is a thief or makes their living off what they steal.
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Worth a look only for Burl Ives.
29 January 2002 | by See 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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