Set in post-Civil War Florida. Claude Jarman Jr. plays Jody, the lonely son of just-getting-by farmers Pa and Ma Baxter. With all of his siblings dead and buried, Jody yearns to have a pet of some sort. Sadly, Pa tells Jody that he must kill the yearling before all their crops are destroyed.
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The kid, I must say, is a bit irritating at times (those beaming 'Hey pa!'s are a bit overbearing), but it is a magnificent performance by Jane Wyman, and I want to marry Gregory Peck, live in the middle of nowhere in a cabin with him, and have him father my children!