The Adventures of Ociee Nash tells the story of nine year old Ociee Nash in the year 1898 who is sent from her father and brothers in rural Mississippi to live with her refined aunt in Asheville, North Carolina.
For the young, spirited nine-year-old Ociee Nash, nothing could be more exciting than romping through her beloved Mississippi countryside with her brother, Ben, and her faithful four-legged companion, "Woofer." But Ociee's idyllic life is thrown into a tailspin when her Papa realizes that since the death of Ociee's mother, and Ociee's run-in with a mysterious Gypsy, the rough and tumble world of their rural farm is not the place for Ociee to be growing up. Reluctantly, Papa decides it is time to send Ociee to Asheville, N.C., where her Aunt Mamie can teach her to become "a young lady." With a heavy heart, Ociee boards the train bound for her uncertain new life far from the home she's always known. Once on her way, it's not long before Ociee meets an array of interesting (and renowned) characters including the world's pioneering female investigative journalist Nellie Bly, Orville and Wilbur Wright, and even the President of the United States, William McKinley, for whom Ociee inspires a...Written by
Sujit R. Varma
The character of Harry Vanderbilt was based generally on the Vanderbilt family, of which, George Washington Vanderbilt II (the youngest son of the third generation of the family founded by Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt) purchased a large tract of land in Asheville, North Carolina (where the story in this film is largely set) in 1889 to build the largest mansion in the United States, Biltmore, which had it's grand opening celebration on Christmas Eve, 1895. GW Vanderbilt did not have any sons or younger brothers. His only daughter, Cornelia, was not born until 1900. See more »
The Adventures of Ociee Nash is a sweet and gentle film for families who are tired of or afraid of taking their children to the movies any more. While films that are marketed as "children's" or "family" films sometimes offend parents with marginal language, questionable action, and cynical view points, "Ociee" is genuinely what it is: a film for the WHOLE family. Only the most jaded viewers will not respond to this earnest, old-fashioned story about one plucky little girl's journey. As the title character, Skyler Day is terrifically charming and appealing. She's a great role model for other little girls, and I bet she's already inspiring little boys to have big crushes.
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