The Yearling
First screened in April 2010
Director: Clarence Brown. Cast: Claude Jarman, Jr., Gregory Peck, Jane Wyman, Donn Gift, Jeff York, Forrest Tucker, Chill Wills, Clem Bevans, Margaret Wycherly, Henry Travers, Joan Wells, Houseley Stevenson. Screenplay: Paul Osborn (based on the novel by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings).

Twitter Capsule: Much richer characterizations and tougher in tone than I expected, while still being sun-dappled and family-friendly.

VOR:   Jarman's performance is in the annals of great turns by kids. Technicolor really memorable. Among best chlidren's-lit adaptations, too, without stinting on adults.

Photo © 1946 Metro Goldwyn Mayer

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B

Academy Award Nominations and Winners:
Best Picture
Best Director: Clarence Brown
Best Actress: Jane Wyman
Best Actor: Gregory Peck
Best Cinematography (Color): Charles Rosher, Leonard Smith, and Arthur E. Arling
Best Art Direction (Color): Cedric Gibbons; Paul Groesse & Edwin B. Willis
Best Film Editing: Harold F. Kress
Honorary Oscar for Juvenile Performance: Claude Jarman, Jr.

Golden Globe Nominations and Winners:
Best Actor (Motion Picture): Gregory Peck

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