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The Yearling (1946)

Approved  |   |  Drama, Family  |  May 1947 (USA)
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A boy persuades his parents to allow him to adopt a young deer, but what will happen if the deer misbehaves?

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Fodderwing
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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>

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

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

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May 1947 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die Wildnis ruft  »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$5,200,000 (USA)
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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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 »

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

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

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Version of The Yearling (1994) See more »

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Appalachia: Variations on an Old Slave Song
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Music by Frederick Delius
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Fantastic!
1 September 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I first viewed the 94 version of this movie and loved it so much that I had to see the original. A couple years have passed and I viewed this version in it's entirety and loved every moment! I then tried to watch the 94 version a couple hours later and found that it upset me. I will not say why now (because this comment is about this movie). Just bugs me that Hollywood today believes that people don't care about family life!!! I want to make a statement about this movie, and that is that it is FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!


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