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Fred Gipson (screenplay) &
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Release Date:
25 December 1957 (USA) See more »
A motion picture to remember with glowing pleasure! See more »
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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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
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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83 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.75 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
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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The dog's name is 'Spike'. He also appeared in The She-Creature (1956), walking along the beach with Marla English.See more »
Continuity: After Travis scolds Old Yeller and Arliss for being in the drinking water, the next scene shows Old Yeller lying down perfectly clean and dry.See more »
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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26 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
The quintessential boy/dog movie, 29 January 2006
Author: smatysia ( from Houston

The quintessential boy/dog movie. It does have obvious correlations with Marjorie Rawling's "The Yearling". I first saw this film on TV when I was six years old or so. Interestingly, at that time, I remember the Chuck Connors character as menacing and almost evil. On viewing as an adult, that character was a perfect gentleman, giving up the dog to the boy when he was under absolutely no obligation to do so. Also interesting to see the casual, and basically unnoticed cruelty of the Travis character toward the little girl. I don't remember even noticing that as a child. Disney knew how to make real family entertainment in those days. Now, it seems that material suitable for children is targeted directly at them, and is generally a chore for adults to sit through. OY found a way to split the difference. Truly a classic.

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