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Old Yeller
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Director:
Writers:
Fred Gipson (screenplay) &
William Tunberg (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
25 December 1957 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
A motion picture to remember with glowing pleasure! See more »
Plot:
A teenage boy grows to love a stray yellow dog while helping his mother and younger brother run their Texas homestead while their father is away on a cattle drive. First thought to be good-for-nothing mutt, Old Yeller is soon beloved by all. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
1 win See more »
User Reviews:
Classic! The Best Dog Story Ever! See more (62 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Robert Stevenson 
 
Writing credits
Fred Gipson (screenplay) &
William Tunberg (screenplay)

Fred Gipson (book "Old Yeller")

Produced by
Bill Anderson .... associate producer (as William H. Anderson)
Walt Disney .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Oliver Wallace 
Will Schaefer (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Charles P. Boyle (photographed by)
 
Film Editing by
Stanley E. Johnson  (as Stanley Johnson)
 
Art Direction by
Carroll Clark 
 
Set Decoration by
Emile Kuri 
Fred M. MacLean  (as Fred MacLean)
 
Costume Design by
Gertrude Casey 
Chuck Keehne 
 
Makeup Department
Pat McNalley .... makeup artist
Elaine Stone .... hair stylist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Yakima Canutt .... second unit director
Robert G. Shannon .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Robert O. Cook .... sound supervisor
Frank McWhorter .... sound recordist
 
Visual Effects by
Peter Ellenshaw .... matte artist
 
Stunts
Joe Canutt .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Evelyn Kennedy .... music editor
Clifford Vaughan .... orchestrator
 
Other crew
Walt Disney .... presenter
Lionel Comport .... hog and racoon wrangler (uncredited)
George Guessford .... head wrangler (uncredited)
Frank Weatherwax .... dog trainer (uncredited)
Rudd Weatherwax .... dog trainer (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
83 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.75 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
Certification:
Australia:G | Australia:PG (TV rating) | Finland:K-8 | Germany:6 | Iceland:L | Netherlands:AL | Sweden:Btl | UK:U | UK:U (cut) | USA:Approved (certificate #18570) (original rating) | USA:G (re-rating) (1974)

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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 »
Goofs:
Audio/visual unsynchronized: When Travis shoots the gun at the end of the movie. The hammer doesn't move but the gunshot is heard.See more »
Quotes:
Travis Coates:Papa, you ain't forgetting the horse.
Jim Coates:What horse?
Travis Coates:Now Papa, you know I've been aching all over for a good horse to ride. I've told you time and again.
Jim Coates:What you're needing more than a horse is a good dog.
Travis Coates:Yes sir, but what I'm wanting most is a horse.
Jim Coates:Alright, you act a man's part and I'll bring you a man's horse.
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Soundtrack:
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FAQ

What is 'Old Yeller' about?
What breed of dog is Old Yeller?
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44 out of 45 people found the following review useful.
Classic! The Best Dog Story Ever!, 2 April 2004
Author: cairn6 from New England

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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