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A Cry in the Wilderness (1974)

TV Movie | 74 min | Thriller

The father of a wilderness family gets bitten by a skunk, and fearing rabies, chains himself to a barn to protect his family should he go mad. He orders his son not to come near him no matter how persuasive or rational his appearance or ...See moreThe father of a wilderness family gets bitten by a skunk, and fearing rabies, chains himself to a barn to protect his family should he go mad. He orders his son not to come near him no matter how persuasive or rational his appearance or argument. However, the creek dries up, indicating an upstream blockage and an imminent flood. Several trips upstream by the son have failed to locate the blockage, and now Dad wants to be released. Written by Mousie-2 See less
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Stephen Karpf (teleplay) | Elinor Karpf (teleplay) | Gilbert Wright (story)
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Updated Mar 26, 1974

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Mar 26, 1974 (United States)

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George Kennedy
Sam Hadley Sam Hadley   See fewer
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Joanna Pettet
Delda Hadley Delda Hadley   See fewer
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Lee Montgomery
Gus Hadley (as Lee H. Montgomery) Gus Hadley (as Lee H. Montgomery)   See fewer
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Collin Wilcox Paxton
Bess Millard (as Collin Wilcox-Horne) Bess Millard (as Collin Wilcox-Horne)   See fewer
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Roy Poole
Rex Millard Rex Millard   See fewer
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Liam Dunn
Mr. Hainie Mr. Hainie   See fewer
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Bing Russell
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Irene Tedrow
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Anne Seymour
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Bob Hoy
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Paul Sorensen
Sam's Father Sam's Father   See fewer
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Troy Melton
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5.9 / 10 | 120 votes