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Still shot from the movie: Old Yeller.

Old Yeller

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. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B
Violence: C+
Sexual Content: A
Language: A
Drugs/Alcohol: A
Theater Release:
Video Release: 14 Nov 2005
MPAA Rating: G
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

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The mother in the story tries to protect young Arliss, from some of the ugly reality they must face as well as the consequences of letting his imagination run wild. Why do you think she does this? How does this effect the young boy’s behavior?

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