When Mark goes for a visit with his uncle he's thrown into a world he knows not much about. Little does he know it'll be a world he's going to have to become very familiar with. One character Mark becomes very familiar and friendly with is a very tame black bear who he later names Ben
With tensions running high between Jack & Fog over plans to drill on his land that abuts the wilderness preserve, Fog announces to the whole town that he isn't drilling for oil - but is opening a natural spring water business. Jack doesn't believe him & the night of the big annoucement he is jailed, suspected of sabotaging Fog's well. But Ben & Mark soon uncover a secret that Fog's business partners aren't telling him about. In fact this new venture turns out to be more than Fog could have bargined for. It is a race to prove Jack's innocence & uncover the truth before Mark is taken back to the city to live in a foster home.
The Story of a boy and his bear.
Gentle Ben is an American family series that aired on CBS from September 10, 1967 to April 27, 1969. The series follows the adventures, in the Florida Everglades, of a game warden, Tom Wedloe, his wife Ellen, his son Mark and Ben the grizzly bear.