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Allan Dwan directs the family-oriented drama Driftwood, starring nine-year-old Natalie Wood. Orphan Jenny Hollingsworth (Wood) is found in a rural small town in Nevada that is ravaged by Rocky Mountain fever. She meets the local doctor, Steve Webster (Dean Jagger), who is working on a research project. Steve plans on leaving the girl with his girlfriend, Susan Moore (Ruth Warrick), while he goes to San Francisco to do research. However, {Jenny}'s dog attacks a little boy and gets taken away by Sheriff Bolton (James Bell). Jenny develops Rocky Mountain fever from the dog and gets deathly… More

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"Despite any formulaic plot contrivances, Driftwood is an eminently likeable film."
‑ Jeremy Heilman, MovieMartyr.com
"Quaint 1940s family film with a few potential scares."
‑ Brian Costello, Common Sense Media
"Family comedy-drama about little girl offers lively education lessons on science and society."
‑ Michael E. Grost, Classic Film and Television
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