Rusty Leads the Way Poster

Release Date: 1948

Not Yet Rated|58 min

Plot Summary
Danny Mitchell (Ted Donaldson), a precocious 13-year-old, is intrigued by his new neighbor, a blind girl named Penny Waters (Sharyn Moffett). Danny and his dog, Rusty, befriend the girl, who soon comes under the scrutiny of the local school board. The board wants Penny to go to a state school for the disabled, sparing them the expense of accommodating her. Danny figures that he and Rusty can help Penny get a seeing-eye dog, enabling her to go to school in town with the rest of the kids.

Cast: Ted Donaldson, Sharyn Moffett, John Litel, Ann Doran, Paula Raymond, Peggy Converse

Director: Will Jason

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Columbia Pictures Corporation

Keywords: Small town, Underdog, Friendship, 1940s, Touching, School, Father, House, Mother, Transformation, Sacrifice, Emotional, Growing up