The Yearling

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Life abounds in the 1870s Florida scrubland that’s home to young Jody Baxter. There are bears to hunt, cash crops to plant, evenings of storytelling with Pa and Ma. And there are timeless lessons of love and letting go that Jody learns from Flag, the... read more
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Life abounds in the 1870s Florida scrubland that’s home to young Jody Baxter. There are bears to hunt, cash crops to plant, evenings of storytelling with Pa and Ma. And there are timeless lessons of love and letting go that Jody learns from Flag, the orphaned pet fawn that follows him around with devotion. From Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings' Pulitzer Prize-winning novel and sensitively directed by Clarence Brown (National Velvet), The Yearling is superb family entertainment that knows well what a shiny harmonica means to a lonely boy or what a six-day rain means to hard-luck farmers. Gregory Peck, Jane Wyman and Claude Jarman, Jr. play the Baxters in a resplendent film nominated for seven Academy Awards (including "Best Picture" and "Best Actor" and "Best Actress" nods for Peck and Wyman, as well as "Best Director" for Brown) and the winner of two, plus a Special Award for the year’s Outstanding Child Actor to young Jarman.  

Original Release

05/01/1947

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Cast

Chill Wills Buck Forrester
Claude Jarman Jr. Jody Baxter
Clem Bevans Pa Forrester
Forrest Tucker Lem Forrester
Gregory Peck Penny Baxter
Jane Wyman Orry Baxter
Margaret Wycherly Ma Forrester
Henry Travers Mr. Boyles
Donn Gift Fodderwing
June Lockhart Twink Weatherby
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Clarence Brown

Writers

Paul Osborn, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, John Lee Mahin

Cast

Chill Wills Buck Forrester
Claude Jarman Jr. Jody Baxter
Clem Bevans Pa Forrester
Forrest Tucker Lem Forrester
Gregory Peck Penny Baxter
Jane Wyman Orry Baxter
Margaret Wycherly Ma Forrester
Henry Travers Mr. Boyles
Donn Gift Fodderwing
June Lockhart Twink Weatherby
Joan Wells Eulalie Boyles
Jeff York Oliver Hutto
Dan White Millwheel Forrester
Chick York Doc Wilson

Producers

Editors

Harold F. Kress

1947 Oscar Best Picture Nominated
1947 Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role Nominated
1947 Oscar Best Actress in a Leading Role Nominated
1947 Oscar Best Director Nominated
1947 Oscar Best Cinematography, Color Won
1947 Oscar Best Art Direction-Interior Decoration, Color Won
1947 Oscar Best Film Editing Nominated
1947 Golden Globe Best Actor Won
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