Where the Red Fern Grows

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Where the Red Fern Grows ★★½ 1974 (G)

A young boy in Dust Bowlera Oklahoma learns maturity from his love and responsibility for two Redbone hounds. Well produced, but tends to be hokey; good family fare. Followed by a sequel nearly 20 years later. 97m/C VHS, DVD . James Whitmore, Beverly Garland, Jack Ging, Lonny (Lonnie) Chapman, Stewart Petersen; D: Norman Tokar; W: Douglas Day Stewart, Eleanor Lamb; C: Dean Cundey; M: Lex de Azevedo.