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Legend of the Northwest (1978)

Passed | | Action, Adventure, Family | 1978 (USA)
When his master--an old mountain man who runs a trading post--is murdered by bandits, Bearheart the dog tries to follow the killers, but when he comes upon a nearby town he is mistakenly ... See full summary »

Director:

Rand Brooks

Writers:

Rand Brooks (story), Jennings Cobb (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Marshall Reed ... Jeff Adams
Joey Young Joey Young ... Jay Adams
Dana Dillaway Dana Dillaway ... Beth Adams
Denver Pyle ... Abner
Bill Zuckert ... Frank Galt (as William Zuckert)
Anna Lee ... Mrs. Baxter
James Edwards ... Jim Ryder
Fritz Feld ... Trapper
Barbara Knudson ... Maude
Larry Chance ... Marshal Hollister
Percy Helton ... Doc Graham
Ken Hooker Ken Hooker ... Mr. Walker
Jeffrey Byron ... Sprout (as Tim Stafford)
Brave Heart Brave Heart ... Brave Heart
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When his master--an old mountain man who runs a trading post--is murdered by bandits, Bearheart the dog tries to follow the killers, but when he comes upon a nearby town he is mistakenly labeled a vicious dog and chased out of town by the locals. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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HIS FIERCE REVENGE FOR THE KILLER OF HIS MASTER! (original poster-all caps) See more »


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bearheart of the Great Northwest See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Rand Productions Inc. See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Final film of Percy Helton. See more »

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Seems To Have Sat On A Shelf A Long Time
29 September 2008 | by parkerr86302See all my reviews

IMDb lists the release year for this film as 1978, but this is clearly not when it was filmed. The cinematography, outfits, hairstyles, and film grain all look like the 1960s, and the final clue is that Denver Pyle (the only familiar face in the film) visibly looks much younger than he did in any of his other 1978 credits. If 1978 was indeed when the film first saw the light of day, it had sat on a shelf for many years.

The plot is about a large dog in the Old West who witnesses his owner murdered by bandits. He becomes a stray, but has a string of bad luck. He keeps finding himself in situations where the local townspeople mistake him for a vicious dog, and they drive him out of town. The film goes out of its way to fault the townspeople for not examining the situations more closely, but this is not fair---if you or I witnessed the events as the characters see them, we would likely arrive at the same conclusion.

Overall, the film is a bore that I doubt any of today's children would find interesting.


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