Tomboy and the Champ (1958)

Genres - Children's/Family, Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Musical Western  |   Run Time - 82 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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This heartwarming tale chronicles the friendship between a young Texas girl and her pet calf, which she won at the county fair. When the girl is stricken with polio it is caring for the animal that keeps her strong. Later she enters her beloved pet in the Chicago International Exposition. The heifer wins and the girl is elated until she learns that her cow will be auctioned off and prepared for the slaughterhouse. Fortunately a kindly meat packer intervenes, and girl and bovine are happily reunited. Songs include: "Get Ready with the Ribbon, Judge," "Who Says Animals Don't Cry?"

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competition, animal, coming-of-age, cow, girl, prize