Sequoia (1934 film)

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Directed by Chester M. Franklin
Screenplay byAnn Cunningham
Sam Armstrong
Carey Wilson
Based onMalibu
1931 novel
by Vance Hoyt
Produced by John W. Considine Jr.
Starring Jean Parker
Russell Hardie
Samuel S. Hinds
Paul Hurst
Willie Fung
Cinematography Chester A. Lyons
Edited byCharles Hochberg
Music by Herbert Stothart
Distributed byMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
  • December 22, 1934 (1934-12-22)
Running time
71 minutes
CountryUnited States

Sequoia is a 1934 American drama film directed by Chester M. Franklin and written by Ann Cunningham, Sam Armstrong and Carey Wilson. The film stars Jean Parker, Russell Hardie, Samuel S. Hinds, Paul Hurst and Willie Fung. The film was released on December 22, 1934, by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. [1] [2]



Toni and her father Matthew Martin live in the sequoia forests of California. While Toni is out walking, she finds a puma, which she names 'Gato' and a young fawn that she calls 'Malibu.' Toni and her adopted animals become friends quickly. After several years, Toni and her father leave the woods and Gato and Malibu are returned to the wild. Later, when Toni and her father return, they find that the animals in the area have been decimated by logging and hunting. With aggressive hunting parties roaming the area, it is up to Gato and Malibu to survive. [3]


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