Thursday, March 12, 2009

Girl Named Sooner, A (1975) TV Movie

Stars newcomer Susan Deer in the title role. Sooner is an illiterate 8-year-old, growing up in a backwater Indiana community. Lee Remick co-stars as Elizabeth McHenry, Sooner's new foster parent, who hopes to properly educate the girl--and in so doing, give purpose to her own turbulent life. Dominating the proceedings is Cloris Leachman as Old Mam, a toothless, whisky-swigging crone who has raised Sooner from birth, and who has no patience with booklearnin'. First telecast June 18, 1975, "A Girl Named Sooner" was based on the novel by Suzanne Clauser. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide

A Girl Named Sooner (1975) TV Movie
Cast: Anne Francis, Cloris Leachman, Don Murray, Lee Remick, Michael Gross, Richard Crenna, Susan Deer

1 comment:

  1. I have always loved this story! Having read the book as a little girl being able to watch the movie any time I please is a treat!