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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 boy brings a yellow dog home. The dog loves the family as much as they love him, but can the love last ? Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
1 win See more »
User Reviews:
Almost 50 years later and it still can make the most tough unemotional person cry See more (57 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 | 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:
Revealing mistakes: When old Rose has her calf and attacks Travis someone just off screen throws the dog on top of the cow.See more »
Quotes:
Katie Coates:Now Arliss, you ride back here with Yeller.
Arliss Coates:On a count of he's a sicker Injun than me?
Katie Coates:Yes.
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Soundtrack:
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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Almost 50 years later and it still can make the most tough unemotional person cry, 11 November 2006
Author: Kristine (kristinedrama14@msn.com) from Chicago, Illinois

I had refused to see this movie because all I could really hear was about how depressing "Old Yeller" was and how it could make anyone cry. My friend pretty much, in the sense of literally, put this movie in the pile that she lent me and when I called her, she told me to watch it or she'd never take it back. Well, I guess I just wanted to give in since she bugged me every phone conversation from that point on.

Old Yeller is a lost dog that comes across a western set family who's father has headed for money and items for his family. When they find Old Yeller, it's like he's taken the father's position, protecting the family every chance he got. The family comes to love this dog with a passion, even when the original owner comes to claim Old Yeller, he can tell that the dog truly belongs to the family and gives them the dog. But unfortunately, the dog gets rabies... and... sob! You get the point.

I'm not kidding, this movie is so depressing, but this was the kinder version of what Hollywood once was. The story is sweet, just like I said, you'll cry for a few, because almost everyone can admit that they had that dog who was so much like Old Yeller in one way or another. So, I'm not sure if I'd recommend it or not, just for the simple sake of that it brings back old memories. Sob!

7/10

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