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So Dear to My Heart (1948)

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This heartwarming classic tells the tale of a country boy who adopts a mischevious black lamb and learns valuable lessons about love and dedication.

Directors:

Harold D. Schuster (as Harold Schuster), Hamilton Luske

Writers:

John Tucker Battle (screenplay), Maurice Rapf (adaptation) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Burl Ives ... Uncle Hiram Douglas
Beulah Bondi ... Granny Kincaid
Bobby Driscoll ... Jeremiah 'Jerry' Kincaid
Luana Patten ... Tildy
Harry Carey ... Head Judge at County Fair
Raymond Bond Raymond Bond ... Pete Grundy - Storekeeper
Walter Soderling ... Grampa Meeker
Matt Willis ... Mr. Burns - Horse Trainer
Spelman B. Collins Spelman B. Collins ... Judge
John Beal ... Jeremiah as an Adult - Narrator (voice)
Ken Carson ... Voice of Wise Old Owl (voice)
Bob Haymes Bob Haymes ... Singer Bob Haymes (voice)
Jud Conlon's Rhythmaires Jud Conlon's Rhythmaires ... Vocal Ensemble (voice) (as The Rhythmaires)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Danny Danny ... Baby Lamb / Ram
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This heartwarming classic tells the tale of a country boy who adopts a mischevious black lamb and learns valuable lessons about love and dedication.

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Taglines:

A Wonderful Story that will be Dear to Your Heart! See more »


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 January 1949 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tão Perto do Coração See more »

Filming Locations:

Porterville, California, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Walt Disney Productions See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Disney animator Ward Kimball was given the train depot set for his backyard "Grizzly Flats" railroad in San Gabriel, CA, after filming in Porterville, CA, was complete. A few years later Walt Disney asked for it back for use in Disneyland. Kimball refused, and a replica was built to serve as the Frontierland train station. The depot is still there, but it has been moved to the far side of the tracks as a background set. See more »

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Referenced in My Dad, Walt Disney (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Ol' Dan Patch
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Sung by Burl Ives
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A wonderful Disney film! Song of the South-like
6 March 2001 | by songofthesouthSee all my reviews

Being a huge fan of Song of the South, this movie was also a delight. Bobby Driscoll and Luana Patten ("The Sweetheart Team"), are great as usual just like in all the classic Disney productions of this decade. And Burl Ives (voice of the eagle in Disneyland's old attraction America Sings) and his song Lavender Blue bring back memories! Quite honestly, I'm surprised the "offend no-one" attitude of Disney today hasn't got to the religious content of this film, which is refreshing and makes me thankful that they at least hold SOME things sacred (unlike digitally removing Pecos Bill's cigarette or editing out the Hatfields and McCoys scene from Make Mine Music). I love this film.


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