Old Yeller Movie Review 1957

Information and Film Reviews for Old Yeller the Movie

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Disney Studios' first and best boy-and-his-dog film, set in Texas in 1969. 15-year-old Travis Coates (Kirk) is left in charge of the family farm while dad Jim (Parker) is away on a cattle drive. When his younger brother Arliss (Corcoran) brings home a stray dog, Travis is displeased but lets him stay. Yeller saves Travis's life, but contracts rabies in the process. Keep tissue handy, especially for the kids. Strong acting, effective scenery--all good stuff. Based on the novel by Fred Gipson. Sequel "Savage Sam" released in 1963.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 84 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Tearjerkers, King of Beasts (Dogs), Family Ties, Top Grossing Films of 1957, Disney Family Movies
Fred Gipson, William Tunberg
Dorothy McGuire, Fess Parker, Tommy Kirk, Kevin Corcoran, Jeff York, Beverly Washburn, Chuck Connors
Charles P. Boyle
Robert Stevenson
Oliver Wallace
Walt Disney Studios

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