The Journey of Natty Gann

THE JOURNEY OF NATTY GANN (PG)
D: Jeremy Kagan
Disney (Mike Lobell)
US 1985
105 mins

Adventure

W: Jeanne Rosenberg
DP: Richard Bush
Ed: David Holden & Steven Rosenblum
Mus: James Horner
PD: Paul Sylbert
Cos: Albert Wolsky

Meredith Salenger (Natty Gann), John Cusack (Harry), Ray Wise (Sol Gann), Scatman Crothers (Sherman), Lainie Kazan (Connie)

Typically Disney children's adventure set during the Great Depression. A young girl travels across the country from Chicago to the west coast to be reunited with her father.
The story is a twee, human-interest version of Lassie. Well made, photographed and designed, but not particularly memorable.
5/10

Meredith Salenger in The Journey of Natty Gann
Meredith Salenger in The Journey of Natty Gann