The Wild Country 1971 G CC

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A family leaves city life to take possession of a Wyoming ranch.

Starring:
Steve Forrest, Vera Miles
Runtime:
1 hour, 41 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Western, Adventure, Kids & Family
Director Robert Totten
Starring Steve Forrest, Vera Miles
Supporting actors Ron Howard, Clint Howard, Dub Taylor, Jack Elam, Frank DeKova, Morgan Woodward, Woody Chambliss, Karl Swenson, Mills Watson, Rance Howard, Larry D. Mann, F. Ben Miller
Studio Walt Disney Pictures
MPAA rating G (General Audience)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 3-day viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By microjoe TOP 1000 REVIEWER on October 26, 2005
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Story: Set in the 1880's, this is the tale of a homesteading family, the Tanners, that gives up their entire finances to moves from back east Pittsburgh to a promising homestead in rural Wyoming. The family purchased the farm site unseen from a cousin. The father, mother, and two sons who have lived as city folk, arrive to find a ramshackle farm that they must begin to repair and learn to farm, the first of many setbacks they face. A bitter and violent local rancher threatens to cut off their water supply to drive them out. Mr. Tanner tries to tech his boys they need to respect the law and property rights rahter than responding in kind. Along the way they must develop the skills they need to survive and grow into a closer family. It's a very touching story of courage and morals in the worst conditions.

BEHIND THE SCENES: Most filming was done on location in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Production designer Robert Clatworthy was responsible for turning the green crops of real alfalfa brown overnight for the drought scenes. He mixed a concoction of so many dyes and paints he cleaned out all the local paint stores. Special effects also required a realistic tornado, and so the director arrange for the propellers of 3 snow planes as well as 7 Hollywood wind machines in order to create the wind. The incredibly realistic dust cloud could be seen 30 miles away.

This movie was released to theaters on January 20, 1971. Directed by Robert Totten and filmed in glorious Technicolor. Calvin Clements Jr. had adapted the screenplay from the original book "Little Britches" by Ralph Moody. The terrific cast includes Steve Forrest as the father Jim. Vera Miles stars as the mother Kate, and appeared in 5 other Disney movies including "Those Calloways" and "Follow Me, Boys!".
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Reliable Reviews on August 2, 2011
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A pioneer family face hard times and a deadly neighbor. Five very likeable characters and a good pace keep this film interesting. Filmed on location in scenic Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The two sons in the family are brothers in real-life too; Ron and Clint Howard. Similar to "Little House on the Prairie" and "Young Pioneers". Lots of action; yet pleasant.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Chris on August 30, 2005
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In 1970, while Disney had been in their western movie phase with such classics as Scandalous John, Menace on the Mountain and many others. They released this classic film that takes place in the 1880s about the Tanner Family, who leaves the city life far behind, and invests their life savings in a ranch located in a very desolate area of Wyoming. Upon arrival, they encounter many unseen obstacles, in the path of making their dream a reality. Including an evil swindler, who will go to any lenghts including murder to force them to move out. Hostile squatters, and a wild frontier filled with harsh conditions and unexpected treachory. Undaunted, their magnificent courage and strengh draws the Tanner family closer to their goal, and also brings the family together in the process. The magnificent cast of this movie also includes. Steve Forrest, Jack Elam, Ronny Howard, Clint Howard, Vera Miles, Frank De Kova, Morgan Woodward and many others.

This is a truly great Disney western classic, that the whole family is sure to enjoy.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By momandgrama on November 4, 2013
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Great family movie! My children loved this movie, and now so do my grandchildren! I am so glad that Amazon now offers these older Disney movies!
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STORY: Set in the 1880's, this is the tale of a homesteading family, the Tanners, that gives up their entire finances to moves from back east Pittsburgh to a promising homestead in rural Wyoming. The family purchased the farm site unseen from a cousin. The father, mother, and two sons who have lived as city folk, arrive to find a ramshackle farm that they must begin to repair and learn to farm, the first of many setbacks they face. A bitter and violent local rancher threatens to cut off their water supply to drive them out. Mr. Tanner tries to tech his boys they need to respect the law and property rights rahter than responding in kind. Along the way they must develop the skills they need to survive and grow into a closer family. It's a very touching story of courage and morals in the worst conditions.

BEHIND THE SCENES: Most filming was done on location in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Production designer Robert Clatworthy was responsible for turning the green crops of real alfalfa brown overnight for the drought scenes. He mixed a concoction of so many dyes and paints he cleaned out all the local paint stores. Special effects also required a realistic tornado, and so the director arrange for the propellers of 3 snow planes as well as 7 Hollywood wind machines in order to create the wind. The incredibly realistic dust cloud could be seen 30 miles away.

This movie was released to theaters on January 20, 1971. Directed by Robert Totten and filmed in glorious Technicolor. Calvin Clements Jr. loosely adapted the screenplay from the original book "Little Britches" by Ralph Moody. The terrific cast includes Steve Forrest as the father Jim. Vera Miles stars as the mother Kate, and appeared in 5 other Disney movies including "Those Calloways" and "Follow Me, Boys!".
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