Big Red (film)

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Big Red
Big Red 1962.jpg
Directed by Norman Tokar
Produced by Walt Disney
Written by Jim Kjelgaard (novel)
Louis Pelletier
Starring Walter Pidgeon
Gilles Payant
Émile Genest
Music by Songs:
Richard M. Sherman
Robert B. Sherman
Oliver Wallace
Cinematography Edward Colman
Edited by Grant K. Smith
Distributed by Buena Vista Distribution
Release dates
  • June 6, 1962 (1962-06-06)
Running time
89 min.
Country United States
Language English

Big Red is a 1962 American family-oriented adventure film from Walt Disney Productions. Based on a 1945 novel by American author Jim Kjelgaard and adapted to the screen by American screenwriter Louis Pelletier, the film starred Walter Pidgeon.

Filmed in the province of Quebec, "Big Red" is an Irish Setter that would rather run through the woods than be the perfectly trained and groomed show dog his sportsman owner (Pidgeon) wants. A ten-year-old orphan boy (Payant) helps look after the dog and rebels against his owner's strict discipline of "Big Red."


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