Driftwood

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Time Out says

Fascinating and unusual movie about a young, orphaned girl found wandering in the wilderness by an idealistic doctor, and taken back to be cared for at his village, a hothouse of political intrigue where the authorities refuse him full medical facilities, and where the girl herself provokes outrage among the locals with her outspoken honesty and strange, biblical morality. At times the religious allegory is pushed a bit too far, and there's a certain amount of sentimentality about a dog the girl finds. But generally, it's an admirably dreamlike and often dark conjuring up of the way the adult world is viewed by children, in its own way almost as effective as Curse of the Cat People, made three years earlier.
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Release details

UK release:

1947

Duration:

90 mins

Cast and crew

Director:

Allan Dwan

Cast:

Charlotte Greenwood, Ruth Warrick, Walter Brennan, Dean Jagger, Natalie Wood, Jerome Cowan

Music:

Nathan Scott

Art Director:

Frank Arrigo

Editor:

Arthur Roberts

Cinematography:

John Alton

Screenwriter:

Richard Sale, Mary Loos

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