Young Travis Coates is left to take care of the family ranch with his mother and younger brother while his father goes off on a cattle drive in the 1860's. When a yellow mongrel comes for an uninvited stay with the family, Travis reluctantly adopts the dog. After a series of scrapes involving raccoons, snakes, bears, wild hogs and wolves, Travis grows to love and respect Old Yeller, who comes to have a profound effect on the boy's life.
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All the heart, all the excitement of a great frontier adventure!
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Did You Know?
Beverly Washburn and Tommy Kirk are only living actors from credited cast. See more
When Travis shoots the gun at the end of the film, the hammer does not move, but the gunshot is heard. See more
If that don't beat all. I never saw such a dog.
And you won't never see another one like him.
UK versions are cut by 9 secs and remove shots of a cow tripping and hitting the ground. See more
Referenced in Modern Family: Three Turkeys
Lyrics by Hazel George
(as Gil George)
Music by Oliver Wallace
Sung by Jerome Courtland See more