Rascal (film)

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Rascal poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Norman Tokar
Produced by James Algar
Written by Harold Swanton
Based on Sterling North
Starring Bill Mumy
Walter Pidgeon
Steve Forrest
Pamela Toll
Narrated by Walter Pidgeon
Music by Buddy Baker
Cinematography William E. Snyder
Edited by Norman R. Palmer
Distributed by Buena Vista Distribution
Release dates June 11, 1969 (1969-06-11)
Running time 93 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Rascal is a 1969 comedy-drama film adaption made by Walt Disney Productions based on a book Rascal by Sterling North about a young man and his pet raccoon set in California.


The movie is a dramatization of Sterling North's 1963 "memoir of a better era." Born near Edgerton, Wisconsin, North was a former literary editor for newspapers in Chicago and New York City. The movie relates a year in the life of young Sterling North (portrayed by Bill Mumy) and his "ringtailed wonder" pet raccoon, Rascal. Although set in Wisconsin, circa 1917, the movie was filmed in California.


  • Bill Mumy - Sterling North
  • The voice of Walter Pidgeon - Sterling North as an adult
  • Steve Forrest - Sterling's father, Willard
  • Pamela Toll - his sister, Theo
  • Elsa Lanchester - Mrs. Satterfield
  • Henry Jones - Garth Shadwick
  • Bettye Ackerman - Miss Whalen
  • Johnathan Daly - Rev. Thurman
  • John Fiedler - CY Jenkins
  • Richard Erdman - Walt Dabbett
  • Herbert Anderson - Mr. Pringle
  • Robert Emhardt - Constable
  • Steve Carlson - Norman Bradshaw
  • Maudie Prickett - Miss Pince-Nez
  • David McCallum - Ice Cream Man

The book[edit]

As is often the case, this film differs from its source material, the award-winning book Rascal. North's sister, the poet and editor Jessica Nelson North, is not a character in the film.

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