The Light in the Forest (1958)

Unrated   |    |  Adventure, Drama, Family

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A young white man who spent his whole life raised by Native Americans is sent to live with his birth family and must learn to fit in with people he was taught to hate.


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30 May 2020 | r96sk
| Fun enough
I had a fun enough time with 'The Light in the Forest'.

It isn't one that had me on the edge of my seat or anything like that, but it's a decent story about a young boy choosing his destiny; albeit in the midst of the questionable White/Native American theme. The low run time and enjoyable cast more than likely help nudge my feelings upward.

James MacArthur (Johnny) and Fess Parker (Del) are both good, admittedly you could describe their acting as wooden in patches though I actually think they work for this film and together. I liked Johnny's friendship with Rafael Campos' Half Arrow, also.

There's not much more to note really, it's simply a solid production.

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Release Date:

8 July 1958



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Filming Locations

Azusa, California, USA

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