Savage Sam

Savage Sam

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Sam is the son of Yeller, and as such, Savage Sam was the sequel to Disney's Old Yeller. Tommy Kirk and Kevin Corcoran return as Travis and Arliss Coates, and Marta took over for Beverly Washburn as Lisbeth Searcy.
Based on Fred Gipson's book, the Coates boys and Lisbeth are captured by renegade Indians, and Uncle Beck Coates and Sam must track and rescue them. Wildcats, wolves, Indians and the unforgiving frontier stand in the way, but Sam is Yeller's son - he will persevere!
This was Marta's first leap from television to the movies, landing a substantial part in a high profile sequel six years after Disney's first and arguably finest live action film Old Yeller. Since the cast had aged 6 years, Travis and Lisbeth have a romantic subplot running. Marta is delightful as Lisbeth, the flirtatious yet substantive frontier maiden.

Original Release: 1963
Running Time: 103 minutes
Director: Norman Tokar
Based on the book Savage Sam by Fred Gipson
Screenplay: Fred Gipson and William Tunberg


  • Brian Keith - Uncle Beck Coates
  • Tommy Kirk - Travis Coates
  • Kevin Corcoran - Arliss Coates
  • Marta Kristen - Lisbeth Searcy
Released in Germany as 
Im Tal Der Apachen (In the Valley of the Apache)

Released in Mexico as 
Temerario Rescate (Reckless Rescue)



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