Directed by Horace Woodard and Stacy Woodard
Runtime: 60 min.
Print Quality: B
Horace and Stacy Woodard produced, directed, wrote and photographed this intriguing semi-documentary. Chico is a 10-year-old Mexican boy who doesn't communicate well with the human beings around him. But outside his village, Chico has a marvelous gift for befriending the animals of the wilderness. Even here, however, hostilities occasionally surface--especially in Chico's love/hate relationship with a rare wild bird. Running a little less than an hour, The Adventures of Chico was well distributed to regional movie houses in the Southwest during the late 1930s, and became an early fixture of television's formative years.