The Journey of Natty Gann

Synopsis: Natty Gann (played by Meredith Salenger) is a twelve year old Depression era girl whose single-parent father leaves her behind in Chicago while he goes to Washington State to look for work in the timber industry. Natty runs away from the guardian she was left with to follow Dad. She befriends and is befriended by a wolf that has been abused in dog fights, hops a freight train west, and is presumed dead when her wallet is found after the train crashes. Dad gets bitter and endangers himself in his new job. Meanwhile Natty has a series of adventures and mis- adventures in various farmhouses, police stations, hobo camps, reform schools, and boxcars.
Genre: Adventure, Family
Director(s): Jeremy Kagan
Production: Walt Disney Productions
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
101 min

You're a troublemaker,


But I've got something

for you.

Hey, wait. This here says

Washington state.

That's clear across country !

Steady work, Gann.

A real break.

Bus leaves today, 6:00.

I got a kid, now.

What about my kid ?

That's not my problem, buddy.

I got one seat on a company

bus. Take it or leave it.

Well ?

[ paper crumpling ]

Hey, what are you, nuts ?

You walk outta here,

you don't work. Ever !

You in a position

to do that, Gann ?

[ train passing ]

[ vendor ]

apples, here.

Apple, lady ?

- Hey, Louie !

- Yeah ?

You seen Natty ?

Not since morning.

- You know where she is ?

- No idea.

Seen Natty ?



Seen Natty ?


Ah, Jimmy.

Have you seen Natty ?


Don't worry, Sol.

She'll turn up.

She always does.

Yeah, but I only got

an hour left.

I don't know, Sherman.

I just don't know.

Sol, you got no choice.

It's a job.


[ sighs ]

It's not gonna be that hard,


She's a good kid.

She practically takes care

of herself.

All you got to do is just make

sure that she's eatin' right...

And that she's getting

to sleep at night--

just look after her.


Just watch out for her,

okay ?

After I get some money,

I'll send it to you first thing.

And all you gotta do

is just buy her a ticket

and put her on the train.

It'll be extra

for takin' her

to the station.

And if you're not payin' me

in advance, Sol, it's gonna

be nine bucks, not seven.

Okay, okay. Anything you say.

It's a deal, Connie.

- You'll do it.

- Sol, I said I'd do it.

[ sighs ]

I'll do it.

Thanks... Connie.

[ driver ]

okay, buddy.

You comin' or not ?

Hey !

Hey, kid, come here.

I got somethin' for you. Sol

give it to me before he left.

Left ?

Yeah, left. Gone.


[ sighs ]


[ puppy whines ]

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