In 1870s Florida, a rural family struggles to survive. A lonely twelve-year-old son, Jody (Wil Horneff), the lone surviving child, against his mother's better judgment eventually persuades his parents to allow him a pet fawn, which Jody grows to love deeply. Tragic conflict arises when the fawn begins eating the family's food crops. —JH
Ok, but falls short..
This is the first version of this movie that I have ever seen. Because it was so enjoyable, I decided to check out the original. I must tell you that this is a good movie, but after seeing the original (1946) version, this is a big let down! This version will do (if you have not seen the original), but it omits the essential quality that would make it a classic (like the original) and that is the 1 hour of family life and the expression of a child dreaming.
- Sep 1, 2002
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