The Missouri Traveler

DVD Release: October 20, 2012
The Missouri Traveler


When wealthy farmer Tobias Brown (Lee Marvin) happens upon a young runaway named Biarn (Brandon De Wilde), he grudgingly gives the boy a ride to the small town of Delphi. Known among the townsfolk as a hard-nosed man, Tobias abides by the “pull yourself up by the bootstraps” philosophy that has served him well in life. Taking Biarn under his wing, Tobias teaches the boy about farming and the ways of the world. As Biarn grows into a man, he also grows on the people of Delphi. Before he knows it, Biarn has found the home he’s been searching for.

Dove Review

Here is a movie that takes place about the turn of the century and made in 1958. The film features a cast of young stars that take this easy-going film through the mild story of a young boy that is on his own. Biarn is taken in by a small town but pressured by a strong-headed man that teaches him the rough lessons of life.

This is a family film that all can enjoy. It is a simple, laid-back story of times gone past that show how some things have changed in the world. It features a few lessons along the way.

We are proud to award this DVD the Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for all ages.

Content Description

Sex: A couple share a kiss.
Language: D-1
Violence: Two boys fight; man starts to say "son of"; man whips horse; man accidentally hits boy in head; two men fight.
Drugs: Men smoke; man puts alcohol in coffee.
Nudity: None
Other: Man uses young boy to plow his field.


Company: Echo Bridge Home Entertainment
Director: Jerry Hopper
Producer: Patrick Ford
Genre: None
Runtime: 103 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Reviewer: Donna Rolfe