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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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Old Yeller is rated G:

Studio: 1957 Walt Disney Home Entertainment

Detailed Review

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Why Is Old Yeller Rated G?

The practical realities of surviving on the Texas frontier (although presented in a sanitized fashion)… 
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