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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:
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User Reviews:
An excellent movie for young and old alike See more (55 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 (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 _She Creature, The (1956)_, walking along the beach with Marla English.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:
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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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
An excellent movie for young and old alike, 23 December 2001
Author: abe-27 from Providence, RI

After watching this movie with my son I checked this site expecting a rating closer to 9 or 10 and was a bit disappointed some folks did not enjoy it as much as we did. It's a wonderful movie with a touching and believable story line. Travis and his younger brother Arliss perform flawlessly, though their mother may seem too passive for a frontier woman. The sudden appearance of Chuck Connors (Burn Sanderson) enlightens the story line with a light romantic undertone.

The movie teaches young kids the values of hard work, family love, neighborly support, hospitality and pretty much everything that today's movies seem to overlook as too mundane and banal. I strongly recommend this movie to young and old and give it a rating of 10. In my view the movie should be judged in its genre which is family/kids and not be compared with better adult performances in more serious movies. Surely, Tommy Kirk is not Gregory Peck in "To Kill a Mocking Bird" but his performance is just the same for a kid of his age in a family movie.

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