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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Beverly Washburn and Tommy kirk are only living actors from credited cast See more
When Rose (the cow) is acting up and refusing to allow Travis to milk her, Old Yeller is called into the pen. We are led to believe that Old Yeller's presence caused Rose to behave herself. However, it's obvious that what actually happened was that Rose was replaced with a much calmer cow. We know this because the calm "Rose" is wearing a different harness. See more
[Old Yeller has contracted hydrophobia and must be put down; Katie brings out the gun
There's no hope for him now, Travis. He's suffering. You know we've got to do it.
Yes, Mama. But he was my dog. I'll do it.
Lyrics by Hazel George
(as Gil George)
Music by Oliver Wallace
Sung by Jerome Courtland See more