Driftwood (1947) - Rotten Tomatoes


Driftwood (1947)





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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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Natalie Wood
as Jenny Hollingsworth
Dean Jagger
as Dr. Steve Webster
Ruth Warrick
as Susan Moore
Howland Chamberlain
as Hiram Trumbell
Jerome Cowan
as Mayor Snyder
H.B. Warner
as Rev. Hollingsworth
Margaret Hamilton
as Essie Keenan
Hobart Cavanaugh
as Judge Beckett
Francis Ford
as Abner Green
Alan Napier
as Dr. Adams
Howland Chamberlin
as Hiram Trumbell
James Bell
as Sheriff Bolton
Teddy Infur
as Lester Snyder
James Kirkwood
as Rev. MacDougal
Ray Teal
as Perkins
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Critic Reviews for Driftwood

All Critics (3)

Despite any formulaic plot contrivances, Driftwood is an eminently likeable film.

July 26, 2012 | Rating: 53/100 | Full Review…

Quaint 1940s family film with a few potential scares.

July 13, 2012 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Family comedy-drama about little girl offers lively education lessons on science and society.

June 26, 2011 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Driftwood


Sweet, sometimes overly sweet, homespun drama with a cast of veterans making it all palatable. Not really very deep but still a nice version of small town life at midcentury. Jerome Cowan plays an all too real life character very well, the officious politician who is really just a small minded jerk.

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