Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Popular radio and TV announcer George Fenneman is the leading man in this semi-documentary adventure yarn. Filmed on location at Tennessee's Reelfoot Lake, the film casts Fenneman as naturalist Bill Richards, who undertakes a difficult expedition into the wilderness. When Richards runs into problems finding suitable wildlife specimens for his research, he is helped by local gal Lainie Thorne (Gloria McGough). Ventriloquist Edgar Bergen appears briefly as Richards' mentor. Produced and directed by former Walt Disney associate Larry Lansburgh, Mystery Lake later appeared in serialized form on Disney's Mickey Mouse Club.
natural-resources, animal, creature, ecology, fumble, inhabitant, lake, naturalist, nature, observations, professor, rabbit, refuge, scientist, swimming, toad, water, wildlife, wildlife-preserve, play [recreation]