The Bears and I (1974)

Genres - Children's/Family, Adventure  |   Sub-Genres - Animal Picture, Family-Oriented Adventure  |   Run Time - 89 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - G
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Winston Hibler, who produced many of those Disney "True Life Adventures" of the 1950s, was at the controls of The Bears and I. Patrick Wayne plays Bob Leslie, a Vietnam veteran who heads to the Canadian Rockies when he's discharged. Here he adopts three bear cubs, whose mother has been killed. Leslie also helps an Indian tribe reclaim the land that is rightly theirs. The Bears and I was based on a book by Robert Franklin Leslie.

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Native-American, White (Caucasian), animal, bear, cross-cultural-relations, land-rights, life-changes, orphan, peacemaker, veteran [military], wilderness