Made-for-TV, this originally aired in 1971 under the title Bayou Boy. Mitch Vogel plays an orphan who inherits a tiny silver bell, made by his late father. Vogel loses the precious heirloom somewhere in the treacherous waters of a Louisiana Bayou. Together with his cousin Mike Lookinland, Vogel sets out to recover the bell, facing challenges ranging from animal (specifically an alligator) to human. Boy From Dead Man's Bayou premiered as a 2-part episode of The Wonderful World of Disney.
by Hal Erickson synopsis