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(CBS, 5/2/1978, 120 mins). A teenage girl sets off on an odyssey with her spirited but frail grandfather to thwart her uncle’s plan to place the old man in a home for the aged. Filmed in Canada, this adaptation of the 1976 book “Grandpa and Frank” by Janet Majerus is set in Illinois farm country.

Production Company Time-Life Television. Director Delbert Mann. Executive Producers David Susskind, Frederick Brogger. Producer Donald W. Reid. Teleplay Suzanne Clauser. Based on a Novel by Janet Majerus. Photography Reginald Morris. Music Hagood Hardy. Editor Gene Milford. Art Director Ben Edwards.

Cast Henry Fonda (Grandpa George), Michael McGuire (Frank McDermott), Frances Hyland (Aunt Martha), David Stambaugh (Joey Brewster), Pixie Bigelow (Clara Hirshman), Louis Del Grande (Richard), Trudy Young (Hildy), Doris Petrie (Mrs. Strickmeyer), Eleanor Beacroft (Frances), Kristen Vigard (Sarah), Dave Thomas (Petrie), David Hughes (Bill Brewster), Judy Sinclair (Edith Brewster), Len Doncheff (Farmer), Sandra Scott (Neighbor).

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