Old Yeller (1957)
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Based on the novel by Fred Gipson, Old Yeller is set in Texas in 1869. While his father is away on a cattle drive, 15-year-old Travis Coates (Tommy Kirk) takes over management of the family farm. Adopting a "strictly business" policy, Travis is irritated when younger brother, Arliss (Kevin Corcoran), adopts a frisky stray dog. But soon Travis is as fond of the dog as everyone else in the family; moreover, "Old Yeller" is an excellent watchdog. But while fighting off a mad wolf, Yeller is
Dec 25, 1957 Wide
May 7, 2002
Buena Vista Pictures
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It comes from Disney's thoroughly proved mother lode: movies for the kids that adults will stay to enjoy themselves.
Everyone sheds tears for this family drama
Every bit the warm, comfortable, and tragically bittersweet classic that had you sobbing like a infant the first time you saw it.
Classic Disney tearjerker still grabs.
What makes Old Yeller more than run-of-the-mill Disney is not only the gut-wrenching climax, but also the remarkably well-done uplift of the denouement.
Of all the boy-and-his-dog movies Hollywood's ever made, "Old Yeller" remains among the best.
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