Young Travis Coates is left to take care of the family ranch with his mother and younger brother while his father goes off on a cattle drive in the 1860's. When a yellow mongrel comes for an uninvited stay with the family, Travis reluctantly adopts the dog. After a series of scrapes involving raccoons, snakes, bears and all manner of animals, Travis grows to love and respect Old Yeller, who comes to have a profound effect on the boy's life.
9 member reviews/ratings for this MovieAverage Rating: (7.56 / 10)
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Not as good as the book but still decent.My Movie Rating: 7 / 10
Watch the movie first! then read the book! there are parts of the book that Disney couldn't put in the movie, because in 1957, they just could not put nudity in a movie. Tommy Kirk was outstanding as Travis, Kevin Corcorin was cute as Arliss, and it would have been interesting see him naked for the watering hole scenes!
When I was in Elementary school, the library teacher would read this book, The Little House series, and few others to the class, I have loved these books for a life time! "Hydrophobi" or Hydrophobia is what we today call Raibbies!My Movie Rating: 10 / 10
I haven't seen the movie recently ... say like within the last 40 years, but I do recall seeing it. It is the first movie I remember making me cry. Now I don't recall why, but I remember that it made a real impression on me at the time.My Movie Rating: 8 / 10
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