Old Yeller (1957 Movie)
Old Yeller Synopsis:
When his younger brother adopts a frisky lop-eared stray, 15-year-old Travis (Tommy Kirk), acting “man-of-the-house,” tries to shoo him away. But Old Yeller soon proves he is anything but “yellow” when he protects the family farm and saves Travis’ life.
Fun Facts and Statistics:
The film is based on the 1956 novel of the same name by Fred Gipson.
The movie was re-released only once, in 1965.
The movie yielded a sequel, Savage Sam, in 1963.
Key Cast Members:
- Fess Parker: Jim Coates
- Dorothy McGuire: Katie Coates
- Tommy Kirk: Travis Coates
- Kevin Corcoran: Arliss Coates
- Jeff York: Bud Searcy
- Beverly Washburn: Lisbeth Searcy
- Chuck Connors: Burn Sanderson