The Yearling
The Yearling (1946)

Based on the novel by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, The Yearling is set in post-Civil War Florida. Claude Jarman Jr. plays Jody Baxter, the lonely son of just-getting-by farmers Pa and Ma Baxter (Gregory Peck and Jane Wyman). With all of his… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: December 18, 1946
DVD Release Date: September 3, 2002
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Donald J. Levit
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

In spite of obvious scenes of boy and growing deer running against a rosy skyline, the relationship is handled with tenderness and taste.

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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.

Dan Jardine

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

Family classic, beautifully realized, involving a pet deer.

Staci Layne Wilson

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

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

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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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