Parents' Guide to

Davy Crockett and the River Pirates

By Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Hero and pals fight pirates; outdated cultural references.

Movie G 1956 81 minutes
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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 13+

Stunnning film is a bit too intense for young ones

PG-13: intense violence/peril
age 8+

Classic film and a bit intense

PG: mild brief violence

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (4):
Kids say: Not yet rated

This feels like a tame Indiana Jones story, with mild violence, comic relief, and sufficient heroics to keep young kids watching without scaring them too much. Davy is a good-humored sort who doesn't let a little hardship get him down; he's always willing to help someone in need. His sensible nature and instincts toward doing good make him someone parents will feel comfortable leaving with their kids. Davy Crockett and the River Pirates doesn't dwell as heavily on true-life exploits of the legendary Tennessee frontiersman-turned-Congressman-turned-warrior as 1955's Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier did. This one showcases Davy's homespun humor and easygoing nature.

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