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The Wild Country (1971)

The Wild Country (1971)

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Fires and tornados add to the difficulties of the Tanners, a Pittsburgh family of three which has pulled up stakes and moved to what they thought would be a fully functional ranch in Wyoming. Instead they find a broken down ruin. In addition to having to rebuild and battle the elements, they have a fight on their hands. Their cattleman neighbor controls the water, and he hates farmers. As the mother (Vera Miles) gets the household in order, the father and son (Steve Forrestand Ron Howard) struggle the get the ranch in working order; they are aided by a mountain man, Thompson (Jack Elam), and Two Dog, a Native American (Frank de Kova). When the showdown over water rights comes, these two new friends are at their side. This Technicolor western, set in the 1880's, is loosely based on the book "Little Britches," by Ralph Moody.

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Cast

Steve Forrest
as Jim Tanner
Vera Miles
as Kate Tanner
Jack Elam
as Thompson
Ron Howard
as Virgil Tanner
Clint Howard
as Andrew Tanner
Mills Watson
as Feathers
Ben Miller
as Shelby
Larry D. Mann
as the Mashal
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