Driftwood (1947)






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In this western melodrama, the town pharmacist adopts a precocious nine-year-old orphan. The child quickly endears herself to the town, which is being wiped out by a spotted fever epidemic. The girl and her stepfather try to cope with the emotional situations arising from the soaring death toll.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Mary Loos, Richard Sale
On DVD: Aug 18, 1998

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as Dr. Steve Webster

as Hiram Trumbell

as Mayor Snyder

as Rev. Hollingsworth

as Essie Keenan

as Judge Beckett

as Abner Green

as Dr. Adams

as Hiram Trumbell

as Sheriff Bolton

as Lester Snyder

as Rev. MacDougal

as Perkins
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Critic Reviews for Driftwood

All Critics (3)

Despite any formulaic plot contrivances, Driftwood is an eminently likeable film.

Full Review… | July 26, 2012

Quaint 1940s family film with a few potential scares.

Full Review… | July 13, 2012
Common Sense Media

Family comedy-drama about little girl offers lively education lessons on science and society.

Full Review… | June 26, 2011
Classic Film and Television

Audience Reviews for Driftwood


Sweet, sometimes overly sweet, homespun drama with a cast of veterans making it all palatable. Not really very deep but still a nice version of small town life at midcentury. Jerome Cowan plays an all too real life character very well, the officious politician who is really just a small minded jerk.

jay nixon

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