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Driftwood

1947
1h 28m
Drama
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Cast

Ruth Warrick (Susan Moore)Walter Brennan (Murph)Dean Jagger (Dr. Steve Webster)Charlotte Greenwood (Mathilda)Natalie Wood (Jenny Hollingsworth)Jerome Cowan (Mayor Snyder)H.B. Warner (Rev. J. 'Grandpappy' Hollingsworth)Margaret Hamilton (Essie Keenan)Hobart Cavanaugh (Judge Beckett)Francis Ford (Abner Green)Alan Napier (Dr. Nicholas Adams)Howland Chamberlain (Hiram Trumbell)James Bell (Sheriff Bolton)Teddy Infuhr (Lester Snyder)James Kirkwood (Rev. MacDougal)Ray Teal (Clem Perkins)Zeke Holland (Blaine Perkins)Lana Wood (Infant)

Director

Allan Dwan

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Synopsis

Six-year-old Jenny rescues a collie dog, the only survivor of a plane wreck. A tag on the dog's neck states that it is en route to a medical laboratory where its blood will be used for spotted fever vaccine. Dr. Steven Webster meets Jenny and the dog and "adopts" them both. His fiancée Susan isn't too fond of either the girl or the dog. Webster wants to get a hospital for the town but he is suppressed by the town mayor. In the arguments that follow, Webster's lab is wrecked and ticks infected with spotted fever escape. The town is in a panic and all want to be vaccinated. Jenny is infected and is about to die.

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