The Yearling
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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 fawn begins eating the Baxters' crops.
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

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"The internal and external loyalties and relationships that pull and push young Jody provide the story with its powerful conflicts."
‑ Dan Jardine, Cinemania
"Family classic, beautifully realized, involving a pet deer."
‑ Steve Crum, Video-Reviewmaster.com
"A forever young, forever fresh family film. One of the best."
‑ Staci Layne Wilson, StaciWilson.com
"Thoughtful adaptation of the prize-winning novel."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"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)."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"A classic tearjerker, photographed in heavenly Technicolor"
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
"A heart-warming 19th-century family drama about surviving in the Florida wilderness."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Classy family classic of the old school."
‑ Carol Cling, Las Vegas Review-Journal
"...a family classic in every sense of the word."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
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