|The Biscuit Eater 1972 G, 90 min.|
Genre: Family / Drama
Director: Vincent McEveety
Cast: Earl Holliman, Pat Crowley, Lew Ayres, Godfrey Cambridge, Beah Richards, Clifton James, Johnny Whitaker, George Spell, Forrest Burns, Dorothy Hack, Mantan Moreland
This Disney remake of the 1940 version is is still worthwhile family entertainment. Two Georgia boys are friends despite their different race. They take in a wild dog and train it to become a fence-jumping champion.
|The Littlest Angel 1969 TV, 80 min.|
Director: Joe Layton
Cast: Johnny Whitaker, Fred Gwynne, Cab Calloway, E.G. Marshall, John McGiver, Tony Randall, George Rose, Connie Stevens, James Coco, Mary Jo Catlett, Lu Leonard
Based on a story by Charles Tazewell Michael, a shepherd boy, Michael (Johnny Whitaker), arrives in Heaven on his eighth birthday. Patience (Fred Gwynne) is given the task of helping the boy adjust. A nice story about the meaning of giving at Christmas, as Michael must find a gift for God's baby boy, Jesus. Made for TV.
|Napoleon and Samantha 1972 G, 92 min.|
Genre: Family / Drama / Adventure
Director: Bernard McEveety
Cast: Michael Douglas, Will Geer, Arch Johnson, Johnny Whitaker, Jodie Foster, Henry Jones, Vito Scotti, John Crawford, Mary Wickes, Ellen Corby, Rex Holman, Claude Johnson, John Lupton
After a traveling circus gives young Napoleon's (Johnny Whitaker) grandfather (Will Geer) an aging lion, Gramps dies and Napoleon is afraid that he will be sent to an orphanage. To cover up Gramp's death, Napoleon convinces goat herder Danny (Michael Douglas) to help bury Gramps and keep his death a secret. Danny comes to Napoleon's aid and then leaves for the wilderness. When authorities investigate, Napoleon is joined by Samantha (Jodie Foster), and they work their way across Oregon with their pet lion searching for Danny. Disney.
|Snowball Express 1972 G, 99 min.|
Director: Norman Tokar
Cast: Dean Jones, Nancy Olson, Harry Morgan, Keenan Wynn, Johnny Whitaker, Michael McGreevey, George Lindsey, Kathleen Cody, Mary Wickes, David White, Dick Van Patten, Alice Backes, Joanna Phillips, John Myhers, George Kirkpatrick
New Yorker Johnny Baxter (Dean Jones) inherits a Colorado ski lodge and leaves the big city with his family for a new start in the clean air of Colorado. The lodge is a real fixer-upper to say the least, but the Baxter family works to make a go of it, despite setbacks such as banker Martin (Keenan Wynn) who wants the property himself. Typical Disney family comedy which ends with a wild and wacky snowmobile race.
|Something Evil 1972 TV, 73 min.|
Genre: Horror / Thriller
Director: Steven Spielberg
Cast: Sandy Dennis, Darren McGavin, Ralph Bellamy, Jeff Corey, Johnny Whitaker, John Rubinstein, David Knapp, Norman Bartold, Lynn Cartwright, Margaret Avery, Laurie Hagen, Herb Armstrong, Sheila Bartold, Bella Bruck, Lois Battle
When Marjorie and Paul Worden (Sandy Dennis and Darren McGavin) and their son Stevie (Johnny Whitaker) moved into a Pennsylvania house, they surely didn't know that an evil spirit already had a claim on the place. Before you know it, Stevie is possessed. A well-acted made-for-TV film from Steven Spielberg.
|Tom Sawyer 1973 PG, 104 min.|
Genre: Family / Adventure / Musical
Director: Don Taylor
Cast: Johnny Whitaker, Celeste Holm, Warren Oates, Jeff East, Jodie Foster, Lucille Benson, Henry Jones, Noah Keen, Dub Taylor, Richard Eastham
This musical version of "Tom Sawyer" is entertaining. It features Johnny Whitaker in the title role, while Jeff East takes on the role of Tom's friend, Huckleberry Finn. The film includes episodes of the boys many pranks–all of which are delightfully choreographed.
|1. The Biscuit Eater (1972)|
2. The Littlest Angel (1969)
3. Napoleon and Samantha (1972)
4. Snowball Express (1972)
5. Something Evil (1972)
6. Tom Sawyer (1973)
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