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(1957)

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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, a similar looking but less bulky breed.
Although the movie is based in Texas, it was filmed in California.
The dog's name is 'Spike'. He also appeared in The She-Creature (1956), walking along the beach with Marla English.
A print ad from the Los Angeles Times on Tuesday, February 11th, 1958 shows that this film was widely distributed on a double bill in 21 area theaters. Most of the indoor theaters co-featured Ambush at Cimarron Pass (1958) starring Scott Brady, and all of the drive-in theaters co-featured Underwater! (1955) starring Jane Russell and Richard Egan.
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Beverly Washburn and Tommy kirk are only living actors from credited cast
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Disney debut of Tommy Kirk & Kevin Corcoran.
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The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

The wolf that fights with Old Yeller is actually not a wolf at all. It was a German Shepherd made to look like a wolf. Both animals were trained to play-fight and were muzzled for that sequence.
The sounds of Old Yeller growling and snarling after he becomes rabid can also be heard during both of the Tramp's fight scenes in Lady and the Tramp (1955).
The death of Old Yeller is often referred to as the saddest moment in all of the live-action Disney films. Many adults have often described it as the worst moment from their childhoods.
In the Friends episode "The One Where Old Yeller Dies," Phoebe said her mother always turned off the movie after Old Yeller saved the family from the pack of wolves. She never saw the part where Travis had to shoot Old Yeller until she saw Monica, Rachel, Ross and Richard watching the movie.
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