Drama. By Ed Graczyk.
Cast: 7m., 4w. This dramatic saga covers the life and times of Johnny Appleseed. In the shade of an apple tree, Johnny Appleseed is discovered, age 75, listening to a distant drum. Several figures gather around him and inquire about the meaning of the drum. As Johnny undertakes to explain, a projection comes up, taking him back to his boyhood. The story unfolds in the form of flashbacks all through his long pilgrimage: making his lonely way through the Midwest, befriending the animals, coping with confidence men, protecting Indians and settlers alike, and always, always planting apple trees with love in his heart and peace within himself. Stationary set with slide projections. American pioneer costumes. Approximate running time: 80 minutes.