Orphan of the Wilderness (1937)

Genres - Children's/Family, Drama  |   Run Time - 85 min.  |   Countries - Australia  |  
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The exploits of a tame kangaroo are chronicled in this heartwarming family drama. The story begins as the orphaned 'roo is discovered and rescued in the wilderness by a gentle farmer who teaches it how to box. One day, while the farmer is away, a gang of sheep shearers begin teasing the kangaroo and it ends up almost killing a man. The farmer later decides to send his pet to the circus his lover belongs to. There, the poor beastie is so neglected that it almost goes insane with thirst and hunger. It then breaks out of its cage. When the farmer hears of the trainer's cruelty, he takes back the creature.

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abuse, animal, animal-rescue, boxing, brutality, cage, carnival, farming, friendship, hunger [food], kangaroo, neglect, rescue, teacher, teasing, training, wilderness