Old Yeller

Synopsis: Young Travis Coates is left to take care of the family ranch with his mother and younger brother while his father goes off on a cattle drive in the 1860's. When a yellow mongrel comes for an uninvited stay with the family, Travis reluctantly adopts the dog. After a series of scrapes involving raccoons, snakes, bears, and all manner of animals, Travis grows to love and respect Old Yeller, who comes to have a profound effect on the boy's life.
Director(s): Robert Stevenson
Production: Buena Vista Pictures
  1 win.
 
IMDB:
7.3
Rotten Tomatoes:
100%
APPROVED
Year:
1957
83 min
232 Views

Old Yeller. Old Yeller

Old Yeller

Here. Yeller

Come back. Yeller

Best doggone dog in the West

Old Yeller was a mongrel

An ugly lop=eared mongrel

Fancy=free without a family tree

But he could up and do it

And prove there's nothin'to it

And that's how

a good dog should be

Here. Yeller

Come back. Yeller

Best doggone dog in the West

Best doggone dog in the West

Old Yeller was a hunter

A rarin; tearin'hunter

In any chase

he knew just how to run

And when he hunted trouble

He always found it double

And that's when Old Yeller had fun

Here. Yeller

Come back. Yeller

Best doggone dog in the West

Best doggone dog in the West

Old Yeller was a fighter

A rootin; tootin'fighter

In any scrap

he knew just what to do

= Knew what to do

=A rough and ready feller

Although his coat was yeller

= His bold Texas heart was true blue

= True blue

Here. Yeller

Come back. Yeller

Best doggone dog in the West

Here. Yeller

Come back. Yeller

Best doggone dog in the West

Best doggone dog

In the West

- What's Pop gonna sell our steers for?

- For money, of course.

- What's money?

- It's what you buy things with.

What do you mean by "buy things?''

Well, if you got money,

you give it to people for stuff.

And they say you can get

anything for money.

Anything? What's it look like?

Well, I never seen but one piece--

a dollar bill Papa had. It's paper.

- What'd Papa get with this dollar?

- Nothin'. It wasn't no good.

But you just said that you could

get anything with money.

Well, ya can.

But Papa's was Confederate.

- What's Confederate money?

- Confederate money?

Well, it's--

- Well?

- Don't you ever run outta questions?

- I wish you didn't have to go.

- Right now I feel sorta the same way...

but I put 1 00 head of our steers

into that pool herd.

And in Kansas, we can get, maybe,

four or five dollars a head for 'em.

- Cash money too.

- I know, but--

Ain't nothin' to be sad about,

Katie girl.

When you think on it, we're lucky.

There's us and the young 'uns,

good land...

plenty of water,

game for the killin'.

Cash money is all we need

to get a tight tail-hold on the world.

Will you really be gone three months?

All of three months, maybe four.

Now, honey,

it ain't nothin' to cry about.

It's just that we've never

been separated before.

- You know what I'm gonna do

when I sell them steers?

- What?

I'm gonna get you a store-bought dress.

The first one you've had

since we come to Texas.

Let's see here.

Is this about the right size?

Papa, I aim to go with ya!

You better stay here

and take care of your mama.

Aw, gee, Papa.

- But I wanna go. I tell ya, I wanna go!

I wanna go! Wanna go!

- Arliss.

- Let go of me! I wanna go with Papa!

- You ride a piece with me, Travis.

- Arliss!

- All right, Papa.

I wanna go!

But I wanna go!

I can ride them old cows same as you.

You can't go on no cow drive, boy.

Them Injuns would scalp you for sure.

You think so, Papa?

I'm certain.

- Goodbye, Katie.

- Goodbye,Jim dear.

Well, son, while I'm gone,

you'll be the man of the house.

Yes, sir.

There'll be the pigs to mark,

fresh meat to shoot.

And mainly, there's the corn patch.

If you don't work it right,

we'll be without bread this winter.

It's sure enough a man-sized job.

Think you can handle old Jumper

when he's hooked up to a plough?

I'll handle him,

or I'll bust his jawbone with a club.

Well, all right, boy.

I'll see you this fall.

- Papa, you ain't forgettin' the horse?

- What horse?

Now, Papa, you know I've been

achin' all over for a horse to ride.

- I told you time and again.

Rate this script:(4.25 / 4 votes)

Fred Gipson

Frederick Benjamin "Fred" Gipson (February 7, 1908 – August 14, 1973) was an American author. He is best known for writing the 1956 novel Old Yeller, which became a popular 1957 Walt Disney film. Gipson was born on a farm near Mason in the Texas Hill Country, the son of Beck Gipson and Emma Deishler. After working at a variety of farming and ranching jobs, he enrolled in 1933 at the University of Texas at Austin. There he wrote for the Daily Texan and The Ranger, but he left school before graduating to become a newspaper journalist. more…

All Fred Gipson scripts | Fred Gipson Scripts

FAVORITE (0 fans)

Submitted on August 05, 2018

Translation

Translate and read this script in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • Chinese - Simplified 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • Chinese - Traditional 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Spanish Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • Japanese 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Portuguese Português (Portuguese)
  • German Deutsch (German)
  • Arabic العربية (Arabic)
  • French Français (French)
  • Russian Русский (Russian)
  • Kannada ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • Korean 한국어 (Korean)
  • Hebrew עברית (Hebrew)
  • Ukrainian Український (Ukrainian)
  • Urdu اردو (Urdu)
  • Hungarian Magyar (Hungarian)
  • Hindi मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesian Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italian Italiano (Italian)
  • Tamil தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Turkish Türkçe (Turkish)
  • Telugu తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • Thai ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Vietnamese Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Czech Čeština (Czech)
  • Polish Polski (Polish)
  • Indonesian Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Romanian Românește (Romanian)
  • Dutch Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Greek Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latin Latinum (Latin)
  • Swedish Svenska (Swedish)
  • Danish Dansk (Danish)
  • Finnish Suomi (Finnish)
  • Persian فارسی (Persian)
  • Yiddish ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • Armenian հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norwegian Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English English (English)

Discuss this Old Yeller script with the community:

Citation

Use the citation below to add this screenplay to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"Old Yeller" Scripts.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2019. Web. 20 Nov. 2019. <https://www.scripts.com/script/old_yeller_15156>.

We need you!

Help us build the largest writers community and scripts collection on the web!

The Marketplace:

Sell your Script !

Get listed in the most prominent screenplays collection on the web!


The Studio:

ScreenWriting Tool

Write your screenplay and focus on the story with many helpful features.


Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.