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In this western melodrama, the town pharmacist adopts a precocious nine-year-old orphan. The child quickly endears herself to the town, which is being wiped out by a spotted fever epidemic. The girl and her stepfather try to cope with the emotional situations arising from the soaring death toll.

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Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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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