A Girl Named Sooner (1975)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Family Drama, Rural Drama  |   Run Time - 115 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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The made-for-TV A Girl Named Sooner stars newcomer Susan Deer in the title role. Sooner is an illiterate 8-year-old, growing up in a backwater Indiana community. Lee Remick co-stars as Elizabeth McHenry, Sooner's new foster parent, who hopes to properly educate the girl--and in so doing, give purpose to her own turbulent life. Dominating the proceedings is Cloris Leachman as Old Mam, a toothless, whisky-swigging crone who has raised Sooner from birth, and who has no patience with booklearnin'. First telecast June 18, 1975, A Girl Named Sooner was based on the novel by Suzanne Clauser.

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survivor, family, generation-gap, orphan, couple, girl