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Misty Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

Marguerite Henry's beloved novel is given a charmingly old fashioned cinemadaptation in this 1961 second feature. David Ladd (son of Alan) plays a pre-teen boy who with his sister Pam Smith live with their grandparents on a Virginia coastal island. Each year, the local citizens celebrate Pony-Penning day, when they round up the wild ponies on the neighboring islands to sell them at auction. Ladd and Smith capture a mare known as "Phantom" because it has never previously been corralled by the locals. The kids hope to buy Phantom's colt Misty, but are disheartened when a stranger purchases both colt and mare. With the help of the sympathetic townspeople, a happy ending is secured. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

David Ladd
as Paul Beebe
Arthur O'Connell
as Grandpa Beebe
Pam Smith
as Maureen Beebe
Anne Seymour
as Grandma Beebe
Duke Farley
as Eba Jones

Crew

James B. Clark
Director
Marguerite Henry
Book Author
Ted Sherdeman
Screenwriter
Lee Garmes
Cinematographer
Leo Tover
Cinematographer
Bert Shefter
Composer (Music Score)
Paul Sawtell
Composer (Music Score)
Duncan Cramer
Art Director
Maurice Ransford
Art Director
Walter Scott
Set Designer
Bernard Freericks
Sound/Sound Designer
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