Friday, 1 April 2011

The Light in the Forest 1 of 7 (1958)

This is one on the below list I didn't know - a chunk of Americana made by Disney starring Fess Parker. Opening scene is pretty spectacular and has Black Watch and 60th led by Bouquet in 1764 marching through the wilderness ...worth watching ... the opening scene at least. IMDB
Bumph; It is 1764 and a peace treaty between the Delaware Indians and the British requires all white captives be returned to their people. John Butler, kidnapped by the tribe when he was a child, is forced against his will to return to his family in Pennsylvania. Frontiersman Del Hardy and Shenandoe, a servant girl, try to help him adjust to his new way of life. Based on Conrad Richter's book of the same name and starring Fess Parker and James MacArthur.

1 comment:

  1. Dear Somerset,
    Thanks for posting this. A favorite as a lad and a good read as an adult.
    For all the criticism of Disney, this film and others address the clash of cultures and the universal themes of love, hate, ethnic pride, etc.
    The bagpipes are canned music but Bouquet's accent seems correct and any film with Iron Eyes Cody in it is worthy of viewing.


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