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Can you give me a list of westerns that are in color in which at least one of the main actress is a female child under the age of 16 at the time the movie was filmed?

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  I can start you off with a list of several movies off hand that have at least one female child under the age of 16 at the time the movie was filmed.

Rio Grande- 1950- John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara- the character Margaret Mary- kidnapped by Indians-played by Karolyn Grimes aged 12

Down the Long Hills- 1986- Bruce Boxleitner- Jack Elam- Lisa McFarlane playing Betty Sue Powell

Fort Apache- John Wayne- Shirley Temple was 15 at the time.

The Searchers- 1956- Natalie Wood was exactly 16 when she played Debbie Edwards, John Wayne's kidnapped niece

The Apple Dumpling Gang- 1975- Celia Manning playing one of three orphaned siblings-finding gold in 1878 California

Technically the Little House on the Prairie series fits into this category- Melissa Gilbert- and the Lindsay and Sydney Greenbush

Savage Sam- Walt Disney- Marta Kirsten was 15 when she played Lisbeth Searcy- kidnapped by Indians in this sequel to Old Yeller in 1963

Right now, these films are all which I can come up with, since male child actors were more prevalent in many of the major westerns. But I hope this helps you . if I can be of any more service to you, please do not hesitate to contact me again.

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I can answer virtually any question concerning TV westerns since 1950. I also have collected Western movies faithfully since 1984 and own several hundred (prominent ones such as High Noon or How the West was Won) as well as B movies and below (White Comanche and The Sundowners)I own rare TV series such as Yancey Derringer,the 13 episodes of Tate with David Maclean, and select episodes of Judge Roy Bean


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