While attempting to catch a lizard on a class biology trip, David, along with two other boys, unintentionally breaks a limb off a cherry tree. The son of a poor, uneducated farming couple, he must stay after school to work off his debt. This angers and humiliates his father, who sets off with a pistol in hand to teach David’s teacher a lesson. Instead, he learns the importance of education, realizing his son deserves a chance for a better life. Starring Colleen Dewhurst and Will Newman. “An investment in literature of enduring quality.
It is so well made that the film stands on its own merits as superior among those films available to the classroom as well as the general public.”-ALAN Review. Based on the story by Jesse Stuart. Produced by LCA.
Academy Award Nominee
Midwest Film Festival
Birmingham International Film Festival
26 minutes • Color