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Where the Red Fern Grows


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continues a season of animal films for the family, today starring James Whitmore, Beverly Garland

The heart-warming story of a boy growing up in Oklahoma in the 1930s. Twelve-year-old Billy Coleman secretly saves $50 for the pair of hounds he longs for. The boy and the dogs, Dan and Ann, soon become inseparable and their fame as a racoon hunting team spreads throughout the valley. But neighbouring children, the Pritchards, are jealous...
Films: page 19


Screenplay: Douglas C. Stewart
Screenplay: Eleanor Lamb
Based on the novel by: Wilson Rawls
Producer: Lyman D. Dayton
Director: Norman Tokar
Grandpa: James Whitmore
Mother: Beverly Garland
Father: Jack Ging
Sheriff: Lenny Chapman
Billy: Stewart Petersen
Alice: Jill Clark
Sara: Jeanna Wilson
Sam Bellington: Bill Thurman
Ben Kyle: Bill Dunbar
Robin Pritchard: Rex Corley
Rainie Pritchard: John Lindsey
Mr Pritchard: Garland McKinney
Station master: Robert Telford
Carl Brown: Charles Seat
Shopkeeper: Roger Pancake
Preacher: Marshall Edwards

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Where the Red Fern Grows

BBC Two England, 2 May 1986 17.25

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