The Light in the Forest is a novel first published in 1953 by U.S. author Conrad Richter. Though it is a work of fiction and primarily features fictional characters, the novel incorporates historic figures and is based in historical fact related to the late eighteenth century and period of the American Revolutionary War.
A 1958 feature film of the same name was adapted from the novel and produced by Walt Disney Productions. It starred Fess Parker, Joanne Dru, James MacArthur and Wendell Corey.
The film's song title was written by Lawrence Edward Watkin, Paul J. Smith and Hazel "Gil" George.