The Yearling
The Yearling (1946)

Based on the novel by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, this film is set in post-Civil War Florida. Jody Baxter is the son of struggling farmers. When Pa is forced to kill a doe, the animal's fawn is adopted by Jody. The trouble starts when the… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: September 3, 2002
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Dan Jardine
Cinemania

The internal and external loyalties and relationships that pull and push young Jody provide the story with its powerful conflicts.

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Steve Crum
Video-Reviewmaster.com

Family classic, beautifully realized, involving a pet deer.

Staci Layne Wilson
StaciWilson.com

A forever young, forever fresh family film. One of the best.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Thoughtful adaptation of the prize-winning novel.

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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

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).

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James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

A classic tearjerker, photographed in heavenly Technicolor

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A heart-warming 19th-century family drama about surviving in the Florida wilderness.

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Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal

Classy family classic of the old school.

John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

...a family classic in every sense of the word.

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KJ Proulx
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… More
Leigh Ryan
Wow... I so cried at the end.
John Ballantine
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?

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