The Yearling (1946)
Average Rating: 8.4/10
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Release Date: Dec 18, 1946 Wide
Average Rating: 3.5/5
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Based on the novel by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, The Yearling is set in post-Civil War Florida. Claude Jarman Jr. plays Jody Baxter, the lonely son of just-getting-by farmers Pa and Ma Baxter (Gregory Peck and Jane Wyman). With all of his siblings dead and buried, Jody yearns to have a pet of some sort. When Pa is forced by circumstances to kill a doe, the animal's fawn-the yearling of the title-is adopted by Jody. The boy's love for the animal does not alter the fact that the fawn is eating all
Dec 18, 1946 Wide
Sep 3, 2002
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The internal and external loyalties and relationships that pull and push young Jody provide the story with its powerful conflicts.
A heart-warming 19th-century family drama about surviving in the Florida wilderness.
Family classic, beautifully realized, involving a pet deer.
Along with Lassie Come Home, this is one of MGM's classic family-animal melodramas, based on Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings' novel, beautifully acted by Gregory Peck, Jane Wyman and Claude Jarman Jr.(in his debut), with strong production values (in color).
Classy family classic of the old school.
A classic tearjerker, photographed in heavenly Technicolor
...a family classic in every sense of the word.
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