Friday, July 10, 2015

The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams (1974) - (Dan Haggerty) US one-sheet

The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams (1974) - (Dan Haggerty) US one-sheet

This is a 27" x 41" US one-sheet poster for the 1974 Richard Friedenberg film The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams based on a 1972 novella by Charles E. Sellier Jr., screenplay by Larry Dobkin and starring Dan Haggerty as Grizzly Adams. According to Wikipedia, this film was produced on a small budget of $140000 and ended up grossing a total of $65 million worldwide as the 7th highest-grossing film in 1974. The film became the foundation for a popular televison series that ran in 1977 and 1978, with a single final two-hour episode called The Capture of Grizzly Adams aired by NBC on 21 February 1982 in which Adams finally stands trial and proves his innocence. Plot summary: After he is wrongly accused of murder, California woodsman Grizzly Adams, who had once been a Boston cobbler, rescues an orphaned bear, names it "Ben" and finds he has a strong natural bond with the local wildlife. While Ben is growing up Adams also forms a close friendship with a native American named Nakoma [Don Shanks] by caring for him while a broken leg heals.

Cast and crew: Dan Haggerty, Charles Sellier Jr., Richard Friedenberg, Denver Pyle, Don Shanks, Marjorie Harper, Lisa Jones, William Woodson

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