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So Dear to My Heart (1948)

 -  Family | Drama  -  19 January 1949 (USA)
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This heartwarming classic tells the tale of a country boy who adopts a mischevious black lamb and learns valuable lessons about love and dedication.

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Cast overview:
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Uncle Hiram Douglas
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Granny Kincaid
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Jeremiah 'Jerry' Kincaid
Luana Patten ...
Tildy
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Head Judge at County Fair
Raymond Bond ...
Pete Grundy, Storekeeper
Walter Soderling ...
Grampa Meeker
Matt Willis ...
Mr. Burns, Horse Trainer
Spelman B. Collins ...
Judge
John Beal ...
Jeremiah as an Adult, Narrator (voice)
Ken Carson ...
Voice of Wise Old Owl (voice)
Bob Haymes ...
Singer Bob Haymes
The Rhythmaires ...
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This heartwarming classic tells the tale of a country boy who adopts a mischevious black lamb and learns valuable lessons about love and dedication.

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19 January 1949 (USA)  »

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Tão Perto do Coração  »

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(Technicolor)

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This was to be Disney's first all live-action film. The animated sequences were added later because people thought a Disney film had to have animation. See more »

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So Dear to My Heart
Written by Irving Taylor & Ticker Freeman
Sung by John Beal
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One of Walt Disney's personal favorites
6 September 2005 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

A boy-and-his-sheep story, set on a farm at the turn of the century, and a valentine to childhood. This family film from Walt Disney opens, literally, with help from a collection of animated greeting cards. It proceeds from there with bits of animation accentuating the story of a likable youngster entering his beloved pet sheep in a county fair contest. Attempt to recapture the uncanny mix of animation and live-action warmth and humor of "Song of the South" doesn't completely succeed because, although the same kids--Bobby Driscoll and Luana Patten--are present, there's no Uncle Remus or any memorable songs beyond "Lavender Blue" (which, granted, is a dilly). Still, the film is meticulously produced and overwhelmingly heartfelt. A nice addition to the Disney catalogue, and rather touching in its old-fashioned way. *** from ****


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