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THE YEARLING
December 30, 2012  | By David Bianculli

TCM, 5:45 p.m. ET

 
In this 1946 tearjerker, Jane Wyman and Gregory Peck play parents, living in the Florida backwoods in the post-Civil War era, who permit their son (played by Claude Jarman Jr.) to adopt a young deer as a pet. Maybe because it was set in rural Florida, maybe because the kid had a deer as a pet, and more probably because of its raw emotional story, this movie had quite a pull on me when I was young. Now that I’m not, I’m eager to revisit it – and I expect the climax will have the same profound impact.
 
 
 
 
 
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