Smith! (1969)

102 mins | Comedy-drama, Western | April 1969

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BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Daily Variety
10 Jun 1968
p. 1.
Daily Variety
21 Jun 1968
p. 6.
Daily Variety
25 Jun 1968
p. 7.
Daily Variety
23 Jul 1968
p. 2.
Daily Variety
12 Aug 1968
p. 4.
Daily Variety
23 Oct 1968
p. 2.
Daily Variety
13 Dec 1968
p. 8.
Daily Variety
21 Mar 1969
p. 3.
Los Angeles Times
13 Oct 1968
Section C, p. 18.
Los Angeles Times
2 Apr 1969
Section H, p. 14.
Variety
24 Jul 1968
p. 7.
Variety
5 Mar 1969
p. 17.
Variety
30 Apr 1969
p. 26.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
A Walt Disney Production
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Dir indian actors workshop
PRODUCERS
Assoc prod
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTORS
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SET DECORATORS
Set dec
Set dec
COSTUMES
SOUND
Sd supv
Sd mix
Music ed
MAKEUP
Makeup
Hairstylist
PRODUCTION MISC
Title des
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel Breaking Smith's Quarter Horse by Paul St. Pierre (Chicago, 1966).
SONGS
"The Ballad of Smith and Gabriel Jimmyboy," words and music by Bob Russell, sung by Bob Russell.
PERFORMER
COMPOSER
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Breaking Smith's Quarter Horse
Release Date:
April 1969
Copyright Claimant:
Walt Disney Productions
Copyright Date:
11 March 1969
Copyright Number:
LP36580
Physical Properties:
Sound
RCA
Color
Technicolor
Duration(in mins):
102
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Smith lives on a small ranch with Norah, his wife, and their 10-year-old son, Albie. Upon returning from a 3-day trip, Smith learns that Gabriel Jimmyboy, a young Indian suspected of murder, has taken refuge on his property in the shack belonging to Smith's Indian blood brother, Ol' Antoine. Smith, who believes that Jimmyboy is innocent and will get a fair trial, tries to persuade Antoine to turn in Jimmyboy and use the reward money to hire a good lawyer, but the young Indian does not believe Smith and sends him away. Albie and his Indian friend Peterpaul find Jimmyboy hiding in the woods, and they bring him food. They are forced to reveal Jimmyboy's whereabouts to Smith when they learn that Vince, the Indian-hating deputy sheriff and Eddie, his assistant, along with some tracking dogs, are on his trail. Smith and Albie rush to warn Jimmyboy, but Antoine has already turned him in to the sheriff and collected the reward. The Indian haying crew the Smiths are relying on to cut their hay arrive but only to say that they are leaving to attend Jimmyboy's trial. Smith goes, too, when he learns that Antoine is also in jail. Smith gets Antoine freed and replaces Walter Charlie, a conniving Indian, as interpreter at the trial. Antoine's testimony describing the injustices done to the Indians in the past impresses the judge and jury, and Jimmyboy is freed. After the trial, Smith returns home to cut the hay alone, but the Indians soon come to help, and Antoine, after many months of promise, begins breaking Albie's prize ... +


Smith lives on a small ranch with Norah, his wife, and their 10-year-old son, Albie. Upon returning from a 3-day trip, Smith learns that Gabriel Jimmyboy, a young Indian suspected of murder, has taken refuge on his property in the shack belonging to Smith's Indian blood brother, Ol' Antoine. Smith, who believes that Jimmyboy is innocent and will get a fair trial, tries to persuade Antoine to turn in Jimmyboy and use the reward money to hire a good lawyer, but the young Indian does not believe Smith and sends him away. Albie and his Indian friend Peterpaul find Jimmyboy hiding in the woods, and they bring him food. They are forced to reveal Jimmyboy's whereabouts to Smith when they learn that Vince, the Indian-hating deputy sheriff and Eddie, his assistant, along with some tracking dogs, are on his trail. Smith and Albie rush to warn Jimmyboy, but Antoine has already turned him in to the sheriff and collected the reward. The Indian haying crew the Smiths are relying on to cut their hay arrive but only to say that they are leaving to attend Jimmyboy's trial. Smith goes, too, when he learns that Antoine is also in jail. Smith gets Antoine freed and replaces Walter Charlie, a conniving Indian, as interpreter at the trial. Antoine's testimony describing the injustices done to the Indians in the past impresses the judge and jury, and Jimmyboy is freed. After the trial, Smith returns home to cut the hay alone, but the Indians soon come to help, and Antoine, after many months of promise, begins breaking Albie's prize Appaloosa. +

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Offscreen Credit
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AFI Life Achievement Award

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