A scenic tale of pioneer days, the family feature WALKING THUNDER blazes few fresh trails.
In the present, a boy sulks because his parents, the McKays, leave him with his grandmother during a trip away. But the wise old lady has the kid read the journal of his ancestor, Jacob McKay (David Tom), 14 years old in 1850 and unwillingly uprooted from his New Hampshire home and dragged west
with the rest of the family by father John (John Denver), a former shipbuilder who imagines prosperity in the California goldfields. Oncoming winter and the pregnancy of Mrs. McKay (Klara Irene Miracle) strands the family in the mountains en route--perhaps for good when a legendary ...