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Old Yeller (1957)

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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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dog | bear | ranch | 1860s | cattle | See more »

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All the heart, all the excitement of a great frontier adventure! See more »


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Trivia

The dog's name is 'Spike'. He also appeared in The She-Creature (1956), walking along the beach with Marla English. See more »

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When Travis shoots the gun at the end of the movie. The hammer doesn't move but the gunshot is heard. See more »

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Katie Coates: You crazy, wonderful dog!
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and introducing Tommy Kirk Kevin Corcoran See more »


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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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A great film
27 January 1999 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film has a lot of heart, and there's not a phony performance in the entire movie. Fess Parker and Dorothy McGuire are perfect as the down to earth parents, and Tommy Kirk shines as the oldest son trying to become a man. Jeff York, who played Mike Fink in "Davy Crockett and the River Pirates", is funny as a lazy settler who doesn't do a thing. Even Chuck Connors has a fine cameo as the real owner of Old Yeller who gives the dog up to please a child.

Old Yeller still has the power to make me cry, and I've seen it at least 50 times. It's sentimental and pushes all the right buttons, but I still love it.


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