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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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Trivia

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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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 »

Quotes

Lisbeth Searcy: Travis? If you could just come to like the pup. He's - he's *part* Old Yeller.
Travis Coates: Maybe *part* Old Yeller, but he ain't Old Yeller.
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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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