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The Light in the Forest
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1hr 32min
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1958
Synopsis: Those who learned to dislike Conrad Richter's novel The Light in the Forest when it was required reading in high school will be pleasantly surprised by this Disney adaptation. In his second film appearance, James MacArthur plays Johnny Butler, a white youth who was captured by the Delaware Indians in infancy. In 1764, a peace treaty is signed between the Delaware and the British, requiring that all white captives be returned to their families. But 18-year-old Johnny, now known as True Son and now ... Full Synopsis
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How one reacts to The Light in the Forest pretty much depends on one's feeling about the Conrad Richter novel on which it is based. Fans of the book will likely look askance at the Disney version of Light, which bowdlerizes the piece and tears the guts out of its treatment of and examination of racial hatred. This approach radically alters the one and message of the book, and this will probably alienate ... Read Review
Featured Cast
Del Hardy
Wilse Owens
Milly Elder
Johnny Butler/True Son
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