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Misty (1961)

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Marguerite Henry's beloved novel Misty of Chincoteague is given a charmingly old fashioned cinemadaptation in this 1961 second feature. David Ladd (son of Alan) plays a pre-teen boy who with his sister Pam Smith live with their grandparents on a Virginia coastal island. Each year, the local citizens celebrate Pony-Penning day, when they round up the wild ponies on the neighboring islands to sell them at auction. Ladd and Smith capture a mare known as "Phantom" because it has never previously been corralled by the locals. The kids hope to buy Phantom's colt Misty, but are disheartened when a stranger purchases both colt and mare. With the help of the sympathetic townspeople, a happy ending is secured.more
Rating: G
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Kids & Family, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Ted Sherdeman
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 3, 2002
Runtime:
Koch Vision

Cast

David Ladd
as Paul Beebe
Pam Smith
as Maureen Beebe
Arthur O'Connell
as Grandpa Beebe
Anne Seymour
as Grandma Beebe
Duke Farley
as Eba Jones

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Faithful adaptation of the children's book.

Full Review… | December 26, 2010
Common Sense Media

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