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So Dear to My Heart(1949)

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  • Jeremiah Kincaid Rules!

    • Raymond Banacki
    • 12/18/15

    Genuinely delightful film and a Disney Classic, this is the performance that won young Bobby Driscoll a long-term Disney contract. TCM, if you can, please schedule this film on a more regular basis. Yes, that's right, it's an awesome achievement for kids and adults alike.

  • so dear to my heart

    • kevin sellers
    • 12/18/15

    If you thought "The Yearling" was too edgy you'll love this film. It's strictly for the "Little House On The Prairie" set. Corny and sweet and fun at times, and a bit dull. You should probably see it with your grandparents. Or grandkids. Preferably, after Sunday dinner, after church. Give it a C plus 'cause its heart's in the right place and it's always nice to see/hear Beulah Bondi dance and sing (even if her voice is dubbed.) Also, Bobby Driscoll is a pretty good kid actor who soft peddles the cute stuff. P.S. As usual, Disney's location shooting is a cut above. Someone in the production staff managed to pick a part of the Sierra Nevada foothills that actually looks like rural Indiana.

  • So Dear to My Heart

    • Janet Brown
    • 12/26/10

    I bought this movie on VHS in the early 1990's. My children were young,and I was wishing that my children could be raised on a farm, no T.V. etc, with chores to do and animals that depended on them. Needless to say, this became my favorite movie! I, and my children, watched every day,sometimes many times a day. Now, with DVD so prevalent and our VHS not working, I so want this movie on DVD. I have been searching constantly, hoping someday...The child actors were amazing,even in this era. And Burl Ives- I kiddingly refer to him as Uncle Burl. It's a shame that my kids won"t have this classic movie to share with their kids. They have fond memories of this, please don't let this movie be unavailable to future generations.

  • SO DEAR TO MY HEART

    • sally
    • 4/23/09

    Hope more good films are released, like this one, to the public on DVD to enjoy.

  • A Family Film!

    • Raymond H. Goldstone
    • 4/6/09

    I believe that "So Dear to My Heart" is the second that I watched in a theatre. I rode to the theatre on my bicycle, and paid for my ticket with money I had earned.The film combines live-action with animation; and takes us to a time when simple things were the important things in life.The uncomplicated story tells of a boy, Jeremiah Kincaid, played by Bobby Driscoll, who lives on a farm in 1903, helping his Granny, played by Beulah Bondi, to maintain the farm. He comes to own a young black lamb named "Danny," and dreams of taking the lamb to the County Fair. Young Jeremiah is visited by some animated creatures who convince him to follow his heart. The film's music alone is worth seeing the film. The Academy nominated its music for an Oscar; and songs like "Lavender Blue" and "Billy Boy" are dear to the hearts of many.The message is as true as it is profound: Learning to deal with life's good and bad times."So Dear to My Heart" warms the heart, yet seems to have been lost amongst the countless "family" offerings filled with crass comedy, violence, fast action, and dark fantasy. Perhaps its religious content (of no consequence to me) is a problem. In any case, it is time to return, if only for 80 minutes, to this story of life that leaves the viewer feeling good.

  • SO DEAR TO MY HEART

    • sally
    • 11/4/07

    This is a good movie and so be released to the public.

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