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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:
Very Memorable A Half Century Ago 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, Old Yeller, although described in the dialogue as a mongrel, is portrayed by a Yellow Labrador Retriever and, in the book by Fred Gipson, is a Black-Mouthed Cur, which is not recognized as a separate breed.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: After Old Yeller catches the catfish and Travis scolds him and Arliss for being in the drinking water, the next scene shows Old Yeller lying on his side perfectly clean and dry.See more »
Quotes:
Katie Coates:You crazy, wonderful dog!See more »
Soundtrack:
Old YellerSee more »

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15 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
Very Memorable A Half Century Ago, 28 June 2006
Author: ccthemovieman-1 from United States

Of all the movies I saw as a young in the theaters in the 1950s, the only one that haunted me or brought tears to my eyes was this one. It made a lasting impression on everyone in our family. Not long afterward, we bought a Golden Retriever puppy and it was a fabulous dog.

After a long, long absence, I saw it for the third time in the late1990s on VHS. Since I never forgot the sad ending, I was prepared for that. My attitude was great going in, especially since I had become a fan of Dorothy McGuire since her magnificent performance in "A Tree Grows In Brooklyn."

Anyway - hey, I have to be honest - this time around I was disappointed. I think I expected too much since the film had such strong nostalgia value. Yes, it was still a nice old-fashioned story but the impact was so-so and McGuire looked like she had aged 20 years since "Brooklyn." She didn't look like the same person from the famous 1945 drama.

Tommy Kirk went on to be a star on television and in the movies for Walt Disney while I don't believe Kevin Corcoran, who was just as good as Kirk, did a whole lot after this....some westerns into the '60s. Good 'ole "Davy Crockett," Fess Parker, also is in this movie but has a minor role, being seen only in the beginning and at the end. Chuck Connors also had a small role.

A nice story, no doubt. Perhaps another viewing with lower expectations would make me rate this highly again. Just the name "Old Yeller" is still special to me, however.

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