The Yearling (1946)
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as Pa Baxter
as Ma Baxter
as Jody Baxter
as Ma Forrester
as Buck Forrester
as Pa Forrester
as Mr. Boyles
as Lem Forrester
as Twink Weatherby
as Doc Wilson
as Mrs. Saunders
as Mr. Ranger
Critic Reviews for The Yearling
In spite of obvious scenes of boy and growing deer running against a rosy skyline, the relationship is handled with tenderness and taste.
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).
Audience Reviews for The Yearling
The Yearling is way too long with a very odd structure, but it is so moving and with such a heartbreaking ending. The film benefits from an awesome score as well as the lush scenery and it is thematically rich with the mother's character being fascinating. It's a wonderful family flick.
A bit on the barfy side. A young man decides to raise a deer and becomes a man. Let's forget about this one, shall we?
WOW! FANTASTIC! Good thing OZ was made in year 1939, because that would have stolen the prize but, I have to say that this movie is comparable to the Wizard of Oz!
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