Rascal (film) The voice of 60-year-old Sterling North recalls his youth in the Wisconsin heartland when he found a raccoon kit, named it Rascal, and took it home. During a summer in central Wisconsin, the boy and raccoon have many adventures; and Rascal even helps a friend—a horse—to win a race against a Stanley Steamer. But, eventually, young Sterling lets Rascal seek his natural freedom. Released on June 11, 1969. Directed by Norman Tokar. 85 min. Stars Steve Forrest (Willard North), Bill Mumy (Sterling), Pamela Toll (Theo), Elsa Lanchester (Mrs. Satterfield), Henry Jones (Garth), Bettye Ackerman (Miss Whalen), Jonathan Daly (Rev. Thurman), and narrated by Walter Pidgeon. The story was based on the book by Sterling North, and features the song “Summer Sweet,” by Bobby Russell.