The Yearling

The Yearling

Clarence Brown (1946)

U Certificate


Our Score
This lovely and loving story of a boy and his pet fawn, based on Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, takes its strength from an understatement of dramatic events and the underplaying of the actors (Gregory Peck and Jane Wyman as poor crop farmers; special Oscar-winning Claude Jarman Jr as their son). Veteran director Clarence Brown shapes it into a tale that touches the heart while never patronising the mind. Sentiment without sentimentality.


An impoverished Florida farmer's son becomes emotionally attached to a young deer. Oscar-winning family drama, starring Gregory Peck, Claude Jarman Jr, Jane Wyman and Margaret Whether.

Cast & Crew

Pa Baxter Gregory Peck
Ma Baxter Jane Wyman
Jody Baxter Claude Jarman Jr
Buck Forrester Chill Wills
Pa Forrester Clem Bevans
Ma Forrester Margaret Wycherly
Mr Boyles Henry Travers
Lem Forrester Forrest Tucker
Fodderwing Donn Gift
Gabby Forrester Matt Willis
Millwheel Forrester Dan White
Director Clarence Brown
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Metro-Goldwyn-MayerAvailable on: video
Drama Children's