The Yearling Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 9153

Average Rating: 2.5/4

# of Ratings: 21

Theatrical Release Date: 12/18/1946

Language: English

Genre: Drama, Family

MPAA Rating: G

Director: Clarence Brown

Actors: Gregory Peck, Jane Wyman, Claude Jarman Jr., Chill Wills, Clem Bevans, Margaret Wycherly

Plot: A young boy lives with his parents on a pioneer farm in Florida. While his father is warm and open, his mother is distant, still haunted by the death of her other children during the Civil War. When his father must kill a doe, he asks to keep the fawn as a pet and is granted permission, but as the deer grows and begins to show its untamed nature, the boy must face adult realities. -- Chris Kavan

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Indyfreak - wrote on 12/03/2017

A poignant coming-of-age story becomes a touching family film with breath-taking scenery and strong performances. Especially the multiple trained deer that play Flag the mischievous fawn. Warning though about the bittersweet ending, it's not for the faint of heart or those who hated the ending of Old Yeller.

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TheWolf - wrote on 08/21/2007

A beautiful movie, and original in its distinctive story telling. Claude Jarman, Jr. deserves his reputation as one of the best young actors in movie history. The whole cast is wonderful, and the direction original and top notch.

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