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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All the heart, all the excitement of a great frontier adventure!
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Did You Know?
Although the movie is based in Texas, it was filmed in California. See more
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
Now Arliss, you ride back here with Yeller.
On a count of he's a sicker Injun than me?
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Lyrics by Hazel George
(as Gil George)
Music by Oliver Wallace
Sung by Jerome Courtland See more