The Light In The Forest (1958 Movie)

The Light In The Forest (1958 Movie)

The Light In The Forest Description:

In the Disney classic film The Light In The Forest, the year is 1764 when a peace treaty between the Delaware Indians and the British requires that all white captives be returned to their people. Johnny Butler (James MacArthur), kidnapped by the tribe when he was a child and renamed True Son, is forced against his will to return to his white family in Pennsylvania. His escort, frontiersman Del Hardy (Fess Parker) and Shenandoe, a beautiful servant girl (Carol Lynley, in her feature film debut), try to help the boy adjust to his new way of life. But the white man’s injustice and cruelty drive him back to the Delawares, where even greater dangers await him!

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Key Cast Members:

  • Fess Parker: Del Hardy
  • Wendell Corey: Wilse Owens
  • Joanne Dru: Milly Elder
  • James MacArthur: Johnny Butler/True Son
  • Jessica Tandy: Myra Butler
  • John McIntire: John Elder
  • Joseph Calleia: Chief Cuyloga
  • Carol Lynley: Shenandoe
  • Rafael Campos: Half Arrow
  • Frank Ferguson: Harry Butler
  • Dean Fredericks: Niskitoon
  • Marian Seldes: Kate Owens
  • Stephen Bekassy: Col. Henry Bouquet
  • Sam Buffington: George Owens

Director: Herschel Daugherty
Producer: Walt Disney
Writer: Conrad Richter and Lawrence Watkin
Music: Paul Smith and Franklyn Marks