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Keeping the Promise

Keeping the Promise

Air Date Rating Share Against the
Sunday, January 05, 1997 10.3 16 2
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  • Season: 1996-97
  • Network: CBS
  • Genre: Drama
  • Category: Movies
  • Subject Matter: Period Piece, Family Drama, American Indians
  • Based On: Sign of the Beaver, The written by Elizabeth George Speare
  • Misc.: Based On Book/Play

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Plot Synopsis

Based on the book The Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare. In 1768 Massachusetts, a father and his 13 year old son trek to Maine to find better land and build a cabin. When the work is completed, the young man is left alone while his dad goes and fetches the rest of the clan. He soon finds himself near death after a nasty fall, only to be rescued by a elderly Penobscot Indian who wants the lad to teach his grandson English. Meanwhile the rest of family suffers through a typhoid epidemic before they are able to reunite in the new homestead.


Production Company:

  • Atlantis Films IAW Clorox Co., Rabbit Ears Prods., Marion Rees Assoc.

Production Type:

  • Independent
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