The Yearling

Starring: Gregory Peck, Claude Jarman, Jr. & Jane Wyman Director: Clarence Brown  Rated: G: General Audiences
The Yearling
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DVD Features:

  • Classic Cartoon
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
  • Rated: G
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 9 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1946
  • Label: Warner Home Video
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Snap Case
  • Single Side - Dual Layer
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33

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Major Awards:

Academy Awards 1946 - Best Cinematography: Arthur E. Arling, Charles Rosher & Leonard Smith
Academy Awards 1946 - Best Interior Decoration (Color)
Academy Awards 1946 - Special Achievement Awards

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Life abounds in the 1870s Florida scrubland that's home to young Jody Baxter. There are bears to hunt, cash crops to plant, evenings of storytelling with Pa and Ma. And there are timeless lessons of love and letting go that Jody learns from Flag, the orphaned pet fawn that follows him around with devotion.

From Marjorie Kinna Rawlings' Pulitzer Prize-winning novel and sensitively directed by Clarence Brown (National Velvet), The Yearling is superb family entertainment that knows well what a shiny harmonica means to a lonely boy or what a six-day rain means to hard-luck farmers. Gregory Peck, Jane Wyman and Claude Jarman Jr. play the Baxters in a resplendent film nominated for seven Academy Awards and the winner of two, plus a Special Award for the year's Outstanding Child Actor to young Jarman.

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Clarence Brown directed this award-winning adaptation of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings's Pulitzer Prize-winning story about a poor pioneer family struggling to eke out a living in the Florida backwoods--and the coming of age of a young boy. After the Civil War, the Baxter family struggles to maintain its meager existence in the wake of family tragedy. All the Baxter children--except for 11-year-old Jody (Claude Jarman Jr.)--have died, leaving Ma (Jane Wyman) embittered and cold and Jody exceptionally lonely. Penny Baxter (Gregory Peck) works hard to make his wife and son happy. When a rattlesnake bites Penny, he's forced to kill a deer in order to obtain an antitoxin from its innards. Jody instantly befriends the animal's orphaned fawn, and the two play together in the woods. But as the fawn becomes a yearling, it turns (however unintentionally) destructive, forever breaking into the small garden on which the family depends for food and money. The family is then forced to make a potentially tragic choice. This exceptional family classic was beautifully shot on location in the Florida Everglades and features outstanding lead performances from its award-winning cast.

Plot Synopsis:

THE YEARLING is the classic, touching story of a lonely boy who adopts a young fawn. Later, when the animal's appetite threatens the family's meager crops, the boy's father is forced to make a painful decision.


Production Notes:

  • Claude Jarman Jr., awarded a special Oscar for Outstanding Child Actor, received a miniature statuette.

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  • UPC: 012569520622
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