The Great Rupert

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Starring Jimmy Durante, Terry Moore, Tom Drake, Frank Orth, Sara Haden, Queenie Smithm Jimmy Conlin. Screenplay by Lazlo Vadney, based on the sotry by Ted Allen. Music by Leith Stevens. Produced by George Pal. Directed by Irving Pichel. 

The heart-waring tale of Rupert, a lovable trained squirrel who unknowingly helps a family of vaudeville performers who are down on their luck. The first feature film of visionary sci-fi filmmaker George Pal (THE TIME MACHINE, WAR OF THE WORLDS, DESTINATION MOON). Jimmy Durante stars in one of his most momorable screen performances of his career in this inspiring screen charmer of hope and optimism. THE GREAT RUPERT  utilizes Pal's Academy Award-winning PUPPETOON animation technique to bring Rupert to life.     

A George Pal Production - Released by Eagle-Lion  
Originally released in 1950 - 87 min. - b&w- mono