Synopsis by Hal Erickson
The oft-filmed Gene Stratton Porter novel Freckles was given its last screen treatment to date by 20th Century-Fox in 1960. Filmed on location in Northern California, the story concerns the title character, a self-effacing young man, played by Martin West. Though handicapped by a missing hand, Freckles hopes to prove his worth in timber country. He does so by rounding up a gang of lumber thieves headed by Duncan (Jack Lambert). Veteran western heavy Roy Barcroft is effective in the sympathetic role of a timber baron, while Carol Christensen is appealing as Barcroft's daughter and West's love interest.
boss [employer], boy, capture, coming-of-age, courage, love, lumber-tycoon, orphan, outlaw [Western], proving-oneself, rescue, security-guard, youth, employment, lumber