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The Yearling (1946)

Approved | | Drama, Family | May 1947 (USA)
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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Storyline

The family of Civil War veteran Penny Baxter, who lives and works on a farm in Florida with his wife, Orry, and their son, Jody. The only surviving child of the family, Jody longs for companionship and unexpectedly finds it in the form of an orphaned fawn. While Penny is supportive of his son's four-legged friend, Orry is not, leading to heartbreaking conflict. Written by Jwelch5742

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

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Drama | Family

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May 1947 (USA)  »

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El despertar  »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)

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

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This marked the second of three films for which Cedric Gibbons and Paul Groesse won an Academy Award for Art Direction. 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...
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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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Referenced in M*A*S*H: Bombed (1975) See more »

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(1895-7) (uncredited)
Music by Frederick Delius
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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.


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