The Yearling Poster

Release Date: August 17th, 2001

DVD Release Date: September 3rd, 2002

G|2 hr 8 min

Plot Summary
Based on the novel by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, this drama focuses on the family of Civil War veteran Penny Baxter (Gregory Peck), who lives and works on a farm in Florida with his wife, Orry (Jane Wyman), and their son, Jody (Claude Jarman Jr.). The only surviving child of the family, Jody longs for companionship and unexpectedly finds it in the form of an orphaned fawn. While Penny is supportive of his son's four-legged friend, Orry is not, leading to heartbreaking conflict.

Cast: Gregory Peck, Jane Wyman, Claude Jarman Jr., Chill Wills, Margaret Wycherly, Henry Travers, Jeff York, Forrest Tucker

Director: Clarence Brown

Genres: Family, Drama

Production Co: Metro Goldwyn Mayer

Distributors: Metro Goldwyn Mayer

Keywords: Friendship, Love, Endearing, Family, Emotional, Son, Growing up, Father, Mother


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