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The Yearling (1946)


Written by Tim Dirks

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The Yearling (1946)

In director Clarence Brown's family drama:

  • the exciting scene, set in the late 1800s, of 11 year-old Florida farm boy Jody (Claude Jarman, Jr.) hunting "Old Slew Foot" bear with his father Ory Baxter (Gregory Peck)
  • and later, the scene in which Jody realized he must shoot his beloved, but crop-devouring orphaned pet fawn, named Flag, that he had earlier rescued - to put it out of its misery after being mortally wounded by his mother (Jane Wyman) - as Pa Baxter commented on the boy's growing up after he had run off and returned: ("He ain’t a yearling no more")
  • the film's final fantasy scene in which Jody cavorted off with the deer


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