Where the Red Fern Grows (1974)
|Where the red fern grows is the heartwarming and adventurous tale for all ages about a young boy and his quest for his own red-bone hound hunting dogs|
Editor's NoteThis fine family film set in 1930's Oklahoma tells the story of a young boy's devotion to two hunting dogs. His loving relationship to the animals teaches him the qualities of maturity and responsibility.
Cast & Crew
|Bob Bring - Editor|
|Lex de Azevedo - Composer|
|Douglas Day Stewart - Writer|
|Dean Cundey - Cinematographer|
|Lyman D. Dayton - Producer|
|Michael Devine - Production Designer|
|Norman Tokar - Director|
Plot SummaryA coming-of-age tale set during the Great Depression.| Billy lives with his mother, father, two sisters and grandparents on a meager farm in Oklahoma. He saves up some money and purchases a pair of raccoon-hungry hounds. When one dog dies in a skirmish with a wild animal, the other withers away in mourning.| Billy's family, though, sees the deaths as a sign from God to sell their homestead and open a new chapter in their lives. Before they leave, they plant a red fern on the canines' burial ground to honor their memories.| According to Indian mythology, this will forever solidify their love for their lost friends.