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Overall B

Fourteen-year-old Travis (Tommy Kirk) learns what it takes to become a man when he is forced to make difficult decisions about a yellow-haired mongrel that tries to befriends his frontier family.

Violence C+
Sexual Content A
Profanity A
Substance Use A

MPAA Rating: G

Why is Old Yeller rated G?

Official MPAA Rating: Old Yeller is rated G for

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The practical realities of surviving on the Texas frontier (although presented in a sanitized fashion) include the need to hunt and kill, as well as treat livestock like animals—not pets. The squabbling siblings exchange threats to the point where one throws rocks at the other. Humans, dogs and wild animals fight, resulting in bloody injuries and even death. Some depictions of women and Indians may be considered politically incorrect by contemporary standards.

Old Yeller
Canadian Movie Ratings
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia Not Rated
Alberta Not Rated
Manitoba Not Rated -----
Ontario Not Rated
Quebec Not Rated
Martimes Not Rated
Canadian Home Video G