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Old Yeller (1957)

Approved  |   |  Family, Drama, Adventure  |  25 December 1957 (USA)
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A boy brings a yellow dog home. The dog loves the family as much as they love him, but can the love last ?

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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 David Mullich <dmullich@aol.com>

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A print ad from the Los Angeles Times on Tuesday, February 11th, 1958 shows that this film was widely distributed on a double bill in 21 area theaters. Most of the indoor theaters co-featured Ambush at Cimarron Pass (1958) starring Scott Brady, and all of the drive-in theaters co-featured Underwater! (1955) starring Jane Russell and Richard Egan. See more »

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The movie is set in 1869. However, Travis' gun has a model 1873 Springfield Trapdoor receiver. This rifle fires a cartridge so Travis has no need for the powder horn around his neck. See more »

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Arliss Coates: What's Papa gonna sell our steers for?
Travis Coates: For money, of course.
Arliss Coates: What's money?
Travis Coates: That's what you buy things with.
Arliss Coates: What do you mean by buy things?
Travis Coates: Well when you have money, you give it to people for stuff. They say you can get anything for money.
Arliss Coates: Anything? What's it look like?
Travis Coates: I never seen but one piece. A dollar bill Papa had.
Arliss Coates: What'd Papa buy with his dollar?
Travis Coates: Nothing, it wasn't no good.
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Old Yeller
Lyrics by Hazel George (as Gil George)
Music by Oliver Wallace
Sung by Jerome Courtland
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Classic! The Best Dog Story Ever!
2 April 2004 | by (New England) – See all my reviews

While there are many really good dog films out there, in my honest opinion, they all submit to the leader of the pack, and that leader's name is Old Yeller. I first saw this film when I was 10 years old, and have been a huge fan ever since. While the acting is superb, and the story is top notch, the real star of this film is the 170 pound Labrador/Mastiff mix named Spike who played the part of Yeller with heart and soul. If you are one of the few in the world who does not know the story of "Old Yeller", be warned that you may shed tears after seeing what many consider to be one of the most heartbreaking scenes in movie history. But that scene only makes you love this movie even more as through tragedy comes hope and learning experiences. Don't miss one of the greatest classics of all time.


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