MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 1,442 this week

The Yearling (1946)

 -  Drama | Family  -  May 1947 (USA)
7.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.4/10 from 3,815 users  
Reviews: 68 user | 18 critic

A boy persuades his parents to allow him to adopt a young deer, but what will happen if the deer misbehaves?

Director:

Writers:

(screen play), (based on the Pulitzer Prize novel by), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 25 titles
created 05 Sep 2011
 
a list of 36 titles
created 15 Jul 2012
 
a list of 39 titles
created 27 Sep 2012
 
a list of 37 titles
created 18 Jul 2013
 
a list of 34 titles
created 8 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The Yearling" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Yearling (1946)

The Yearling (1946) on IMDb 7.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Yearling.

User Polls

Won 2 Oscars. Another 1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
...
Claude Jarman Jr. ...
...
Clem Bevans ...
Margaret Wycherly ...
...
Mr. Boyles
...
Lem Forrester
Donn Gift ...
Fodderwing
Edit

Storyline

After the American Civil War, a rebel soldier and his wife become pioneer farmers in Florida. Their son Jody is 11 years old; he gets along well with his warm and affectionate pa, but his ma is haunted by the death of her other children, so she's somber, even cold. The boy wants a pet: the dad is sympathetic, the mom obdurate. When a rattler bites pa, pa kills a doe to use its organs to draw out the poison. Jody begs to keep the doe's fawn as a pet. The parents agree, and the boy and the deer are soon inseparable. The fawn grows quickly, and as a yearling tramples tobacco shoots and eats the newly-sprouted corn. This is too much for ma, and Jody has to face harsh, adult realities. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

boy | deer | fawn | pet | death | See All (113) »

Taglines:

THRILLS! DRAMA! HEART-THROBS! (reissue print ad - all caps)

Genres:

Drama | Family

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

May 1947 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die Wildnis ruft  »

Box Office

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$5,200,000 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Filmed in the Juniper Prairie Wilderness Park in the Ocala National Forest in Florida. There is a hiking trail there named The Yearling Trail in acknowledgment of the film. See more »

Goofs

As Jody discovers the fawn, a palmetto leaf moves out of the way - all by itself. See more »

Quotes

Penny Baxter: [on the ocasion of the buryal of Fodderwing] Oh Lord. Almighty God. It ain't for us ignorant mortals to say what's right and what's wrong. Was any one of us to be doin' of it, we'd not of bring this poor boy into the world a cripple, and his mind teched. We'd of bring him in straight and tall like his brothers, fitten to live and work and do. But in a way o' speakin', Lord, you done made it up to him. You give him a way with the wild creatures. You give him a sort of wisdom, made him knowin' and...
See more »

Crazy Credits

All scenes involving animals in this picture were made under the supervision and with the cooperation of the American Humane Association See more »

Connections

Version of The Yearling (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

Koanga
(1895-7) (uncredited)
Music by Frederick Delius
Selections played in the score
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

A Great Family Classic
25 February 2004 | by (washington) – See all my reviews

If you want a movie you can sit down with your kids and really enjoy this film would be it!! It is so hard to find a film now that shows love, working to keep family and food, poisitive outlooks. There is the mom who is closed off from some tragities of her own...but a door opens up for her and helps her lead to love. I want my kids to one day see this film, they so far are pretty positive and would love to see the boy (Jody) running around so free and happy, plus there are many animals in here that kids just love to see!!! Although the ending like most classics are hard to swallow a lot comes from a bad thing, sometimes it seems to take a really sad thing to happen before people can change and truly come together.


11 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Jane Wyman Picasner
What happened to the deer after it was shot? kc_storm1
Claude Jarman Jr. shannon2-2
DISTRURBING FOOTAGE OF DOGS AND BEARS FIGHTING Happy_Little_Hippo_19
did anyone find this shocking! Lemondrops777
My Grandmother was originally casted MaximusGuitarius
Discuss The Yearling (1946) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?