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The Light in the Forest

The Light in the Forest(1958)

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Brief Synopsis

A young white boy, raised by Native Americans, is forced to return to white society following the signing of a peace treaty.

Cast & Crew

Fess Parker Del Hardy
Wendell Corey Wilse Owens
Joanne Dru Milly Elder
James MacArthur True Son, also known as Johnny Butler
Jessica Tandy Myra Butler
John McIntire John Elder
Joseph Calleia Chief Cuyloga
Carol Lynley Shenandoe Hastings
Rafael Campos Half Arrow
Frank Ferguson Harry Butler
Norman Fredric Niskitoon
Marian Seldes Kate Owens
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Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  World premiere in Harrisburg, PA: 9 Jul 1958; New York opening: 10 Jul 1958; Los Angeles opening: 23 Jul 1958
Release Date:  1958 Production Date:  LC
FGA 6512-21
Color/B&W:  Color (Technicolor) Distributions Co:  Buena Vista Film Distribution Co., Inc.
Sound:  Mono (RCA Sound System) Production Co:  Walt Disney Productions
Duration(mins):  93 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  8,373    
Duration(reels):  9    

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  • Great, underrated movie!

    Allyson 2013-07-10

    This movie has always been in my top five favorite Disney films and top 20 over all. The score, the acting, the story- all beautifully told. Very emotional... MORE>

  • a light in the forest

    Billie Jo Area 2011-05-09

    When I was younger I remember this as a great movie and a heart breaking movie. I would love to get on dvd so I could share it with my children and... MORE>

  • DVD would be great!

    Janet 2008-10-05

    I use this movie in my classroom after reading the novel. It would be great to have it on DVD, so I can show it on my computer connected to a projector. It... MORE>