Old Yeller/Savage Sam [2 Discs] [DVD]

  • SKU: 7345973
  • Release Date: 11/15/2005
  • Rating: G
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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
91% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (10 out of 11)

Special Features


  • Original theatrical animated short "Bone Trouble"
  • "Old Yeller: Remembering a Classic"
  • Conversations with Tommy Kirk
  • "Dogs!"
  • Lost Treasures - "Ranch of the Golden Oak"
  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis


Savage Sam
Savage Sam is the sequel to the successful Disney film Old Yeller. This time, the boys take off after a band of Apache kidnappers who have snatched the children of lazy neighbor Bud Searcy (Jeff York). With their true-blue bloodhound Sam, the kids take off with Brian Keith to take back the missing children. The viewer may be confused with the lightheartedness that accompanies the gravity of such an abduction and then is abandoned in favor of a more serious flavor later in the film. Norman Tokar directed this uneven feature that fared far less better at the box office than is predecessor. ~ Dan Pavlides, Rovi

Bone Trouble
Old Yeller
Based on the novel by Fred Gipson, Old Yeller is set in Texas in 1869. While his father is away on a cattle drive, 15-year-old Travis Coates (Tommy Kirk) takes over management of the family farm. Adopting a "strictly business" policy, Travis is irritated when younger brother, Arliss (Kevin Corcoran), adopts a frisky stray dog. But soon Travis is as fond of the dog as everyone else in the family; moreover, "Old Yeller" is an excellent watchdog. But while fighting off a mad wolf, Yeller is infected with rabies. Though Yeller seems unaffected at first, he eventually behaves so viciously that the disheartened Travis has no choice but to shoot the dog. A heart-to-heart talk between Travis and his returning father (Fess Parker), coupled with the adoption of a new pup, paves the way to an emotional but reasonably happy ending. Earning eight million dolalrs domestically on its first release, Old Yeller convinced Walt Disney to devote more and more time to live-action films and less time to animation -- which at the time was a sagacious business move. In 1963, Disney released a lesser sequel to Old Yeller titled Savage Sam. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Brian Keith
    Brian Keith - Uncle Beck Coates
  • Tommy Kirk
    Tommy Kirk - Travis Coates
  • Dewey Martin
    Dewey Martin - Lester White
  • Jeff York
    Jeff York - Bud Searcy
  • Rafael Campos
    Rafael Campos - Young Warrior



Overall customer rating

4.6
91%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    The good and the bad of "Old Yeller".

    Posted
    Jeff
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    "Old Yeller" was a nice family movie back in the day and it still is heart warming. "Savage Sam", which is the sequel to "Old Yeller", is slow, boring and not worth the watch.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Outstanding Classic

    Posted
    Cowboy

    I love Old Yeller, Savage Sam is OK, but it is worth the money just to have the original "Old Yeller" movie to share with my young son as my father shared it with me.........

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Classic

    Posted
    mogster22
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    This movie just brings me right back to my childhood, An excellent story that has really held up over the years. Disney really knows what they are doing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Pure Classic

    Posted
    Whitnea

    This movie is the definition of a classic. Everyone should watch this move at least once or like my children one million times.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Original 'Old Yeller' is a Classic

    Posted
    kevman79

    The original 'Old Yeller' is a classic piece, and this dvd set is worth the buy for that reason alone. Recommended.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome

    Posted
    GoldBlooded99
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    Great addition to your collection. It’s is a must have!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Old Yeller

    Posted
    Kristy
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    Been awhile since i have seen it but it was still from what i could remember

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great movie

    Posted
    Guss
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    Great movie - Fast shipping. Would buy from again.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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