Young Travis Coates is left to take care of the family ranch with his mother and younger brother while his father goes off on a cattle drive in the 1860's. When a yellow mongrel comes for an uninvited stay with the family, Travis reluctantly adopts the dog. After a series of scrapes involving raccoons, snakes, bears and all manner of animals, Travis grows to love and respect Old Yeller, who comes to have a profound effect on the boy's life. Written by
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A motion picture to remember with glowing pleasure!
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Did You Know?
The dog, Old Yeller, although described in the dialogue as a mongrel, is portrayed by a Yellow Labrador Retriever and, in the book by Fred Gipson
, is a Black-Mouthed Cur, a similar looking but less bulky breed. See more
When Travis shoots the gun at the end of the movie. The hammer doesn't move but the gunshot is heard. See more
You crazy, wonderful dog!
Referenced in Frankie and Johnny
Lyrics by Hazel George
(as Gil George)
Music by Oliver Wallace
Sung by Jerome Courtland See more