Where the Red Fern Grows

Where the Red Fern Grows

Streaming Video - 1974
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Where the Red Fern Grows is, quite simply, a wonderful story for all ages and for all time. A boy's yearning for two Redbone Hound dogs, which his parents can't afford during the desolate times of the Depression in the Ozarks, is the setting for this truly triumphant film. Billy's grandfather (James Whitmore) promises the lad that God will meet him halfway if he believes in himself and his beloved dogs. Billy faces adventure, suspense, tragedy and ultimately, a love and loyalty of family and friendship to realize his dream. The outcome makes for the kind of heartwarming story the great family films are all about.
Publisher: [United States] : Christiano Film Group, 1974.
Branch Call Number: eVideo hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 97 min.)) :,sd., col.
digital, rda
video file, rda


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May 14, 2018

I didn't read the book but great family movie to watch with high life family standards: hard work to earn money learned in a young age, faithfulness to your words, caring and friendship with animals for children etc... and perseverance in believing , never quit on your happiness and dream.

Apr 26, 2018

Directed by Lyman Dayton and Sam Pillsbury in 2003 based on the children's book of the same name by Wilson Rawls, this Walt Disney drama depicts the story of a boy and his dogs.
It is a heartwarming and family-oriented fine story.
If you're a dog lover, you're gonna love it.

Feb 21, 2018

The book pulled me in and made me feel like I was there with Billy. The movie did not do that for me. Had I not read the book before seeing the movie I would have been disappointed and possibly not discovered the value in this story.

Overall, I love the message of working for the things, in this case dogs, we want so badly. Enjoying the time spent with them and the sadness we feel when they go away. Very good messages for children to learn early in life.

I would recommend watching this movie as a family and then discussing what each person learned from it.

Feb 04, 2016

i like the book better than the movie and my class really enjoyed watching this movie after reading the book

liamnevin Dec 02, 2014


MaeTarik95 Jun 29, 2012

I don't really like dramatic, sad movies, but I love this movie, the acting wasn't great, the book is way better, but in the end I started crying, and most of the time in the end of most sad movies I grimace at their hard efforts to make the audience cry.

May 04, 2012

so sad,eh

Tam_Girl12 Apr 28, 2012

this was not my favorite but okay to watch.

Feb 05, 2012


Nov 12, 2010

Book is 1000x better. The movie omitts many important parts of the plot. No character of the dogs showned in the movie, unfortunately...

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