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Driftwood

  • 1946
  • Allan Dwan
  • 84 mins
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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

This charmingly bucolic tale stars Walter Brennan as a likeable doctor, who looks after an orphan waif who's never before strayed from the backwoods. She's winsomely played by nine-year-old Natalie Wood. Though some may feel Wood's performance a tad calculated, she shows all the early glimmerings of that bright shining talent that rightly made her a major star of the 1950s and 1960s. Veteran director Allan Dwan wisely keeps the sentimentality reined in. There's also fine work from Ruth Warrick and stalwarts Dean Jagger and Charlotte Greenwood among the supporting cast. A class act for Republic studios.

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Credits

Cast

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SusanRuth Warrick
MurphWalter Brennan
Dr Steve WebsterDean Jagger
MathildaCharlotte Greenwood
JennyNatalie Wood
Mayor SnyderJerome Cowan
Rev HollingsworthH B Warner
Essie KeenanMargaret Hamilton

Crew

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DirectorAllan Dwan

Details

Languages
English
Available on
video
Formats
Black and white
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