Wilson Rawls''s novel about an Oklahoma boy''s devotion to two hunting dogs during the Great Depression was the basis for this appealing 1974 film made by a former Disney director, Norman Tokar. Stewart Peterson is very effective as a 12-year-old, hurtling down the path toward manhood with hounds at his side. (Though how he raised $50 to get the pooches in that economic climate is still a mystery....) --Tom Keogh
Billy Coleman, a boy growing up in the Ozarks of Oklahoma, is desperate for his own hunting dogs. He scrimps and saves to make his dream a reality, and his investment pays off when he and his dogs Old Dan and Lil'' Ann win the top prize at the annual raccoon hunting contest! Based on the best-selling children''s classic by Wilson Rawls, this inspiring film of faith, honesty, loyalty and purpose is a story for all ages, for all time.
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