Johnny Tiger (1966)

102 mins | Drama | 1966

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Location scenes filmed in the Florida Everglades. Working title: The Cry of Laughing Owls ... More Less

Location scenes filmed in the Florida Everglades. Working title: The Cry of Laughing Owls . More Less

BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Daily Variety
28 Mar 1966
p. 4, 8.
Daily Variety
8 Apr 1966
p. 14.
Daily Variety
25 Apr 1966
p. 2.
Los Angeles Times
2 Mar 1966
Section D, p. 14.
Los Angeles Times
8 Mar 1966
Section C, p. 12.
Los Angeles Times
9 Jun 1966
Section E, p. 12.
Los Angeles Times
24 Jun 1966
Section C, p. 13.
New York Times
15 Jun 1966
p. 43.
New York Times
16 Jun 1966
p. 53.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PRODUCERS
Exec prod
Exec prod
WRITERS
Orig story: "tiger on the outside"
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
2nd unit cam
Lighting cons
ART DIRECTOR
FILM EDITORS
Film ed
Film ed
COSTUMES
Ward
MUSIC
Mus comp & cond
SOUND
Music ed
VISUAL EFFECTS
Spec eff
MAKEUP
Makeup
Hairstyles
PRODUCTION MISC
Prod mgr
Asst to the prod
Scr supv
Scr supv
Chief grip
Wildlife supv
Casting cons
Titles
Titles
Titles
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Cry of Laughing Owls
Release Date:
1966
Premiere Information:
Orlando, Florida, opening: 21 April 1966
Copyright Claimant:
Nova-Hugh Productions
Copyright Date:
7 May 1966
Copyright Number:
LP35386
Physical Properties:
Sound
Color
Duration(in mins):
102
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

George Dean, a widowed professor shunned by colleges because of his reputed arrogance, arrives with his three children at a Florida Indian reservation to teach the Seminoles. Appalled by the dilapidated schoolhouse, he appeals in vain to Leslie Frost, the resident health official. One day Dean's 19-year-old daughter, Barbara, is rescued from a herd of stampeding bulls by Johnny Tiger, the young grandson of the Seminole chief. Observing that the Indian children idolize Johnny, Dean asks him to encourage the youngsters to attend school. But Johnny mocks him and bitterly states that he is only a halfbreed whose mother was a barmaid. Realizing that Johnny, despite his hostility, is a man of innate intelligence, Dean urges him to attend school. Mainly because of Barbara, Johnny agrees; but the old chief, Sam Tiger, insists that Johnny abandon the white man's ways and leave the reservation. Caught in the conflict, Johnny and Barbara run off to get married. Tension between Dean and Sam mounts until a brush fire on the reservation entraps Dean's son. Risking his life, Dean races into the fire and finds the old chief holding the child protectively in a wet blanket. Badly burned, Sam Tiger asks Dean to give him back his grandson. Now tolerant of other men's beliefs, Dean accompanies Johnny to the Indian burial ground. There Johnny promises his dying grandfather to lead his people in the new ways he has ... +


George Dean, a widowed professor shunned by colleges because of his reputed arrogance, arrives with his three children at a Florida Indian reservation to teach the Seminoles. Appalled by the dilapidated schoolhouse, he appeals in vain to Leslie Frost, the resident health official. One day Dean's 19-year-old daughter, Barbara, is rescued from a herd of stampeding bulls by Johnny Tiger, the young grandson of the Seminole chief. Observing that the Indian children idolize Johnny, Dean asks him to encourage the youngsters to attend school. But Johnny mocks him and bitterly states that he is only a halfbreed whose mother was a barmaid. Realizing that Johnny, despite his hostility, is a man of innate intelligence, Dean urges him to attend school. Mainly because of Barbara, Johnny agrees; but the old chief, Sam Tiger, insists that Johnny abandon the white man's ways and leave the reservation. Caught in the conflict, Johnny and Barbara run off to get married. Tension between Dean and Sam mounts until a brush fire on the reservation entraps Dean's son. Risking his life, Dean races into the fire and finds the old chief holding the child protectively in a wet blanket. Badly burned, Sam Tiger asks Dean to give him back his grandson. Now tolerant of other men's beliefs, Dean accompanies Johnny to the Indian burial ground. There Johnny promises his dying grandfather to lead his people in the new ways he has learned. +

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