The Missouri Traveler (1958)





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Missouri Traveler was one of a handful of independent films distributed by Disney's Buena Vista corporation. Brandon De Wilde heads the cast as 15-year-old orphan boy Biarn Turner. Doing his best to survive in the rural South of the pre-WW1 years, Biarn is unofficially adopted by crusty small-town newspaper editor Doyle Magee (Gary Merrill). Also taking an interest in Biarn's future is wealthy self-made farmer Tobias Brown (Lee Marvin), whose apparently cruel treatment of the boy masks his genuine affection and concern. Highlights include an annual trotting race and a climactic set-to between Magee and Brown. The Missouri Traveller is based on the novel by John Burress.
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Brandon De Wilde
as Brian Turner
Lee Marvin
as Tobias Brown
Gary Merrill
as Doyle Magee
Paul Ford
as Finas Daugherty
Mary Hosford
as Anna Love Price
Ken Curtis
as Fred Mueller
Cal Tinney
as Clyde Hamilton
Frank Cady
as Willie Poole
Mary Field
as Nelda Hamilton
Kathleen Freeman
as Serena Poole
Will Wright
as Sheriff Peavy
Tom Tiner
as Rev. Thorndyke
Billy Bryant
as Henry Craig
Barry Curtis
as Jimmy Price
Eddie Little Sky
as Red Poole
Rodney Bell
as Herb Davis
Helen Brown
as Hattie Neely
William Newell
as Pos Neely
Earl Hodgins
as Old Sharecropper
Roy Jenson
as Simpson
Earle Hodgins
as Old Sharecropper
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