Savage Sam

Savage Sam
Savage Sam
  • PG
  • 1h 43m
  • 1963
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Now discover what happens next in SAVAGE SAM, the sequel to the classic adventure OLD YELLER, where adopting a new pup sets the stage for more thrills in the untamed West. With his two young masters Travis and Arliss Coates (Tommy Kirk, Kevin Corcoran), gentle and true-blue Sam faces even greater dangers than Yeller. From the ferocious attacks of wolves and wildcats to tracking renegade wrongdoers, our four-legged hero proves his pedigree. SAVAGE SAM is a compelling story of love, devotion, and trust that is sure to win your heart.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Brian Costello

Old Yeller sequel with Native American stereotypes.

June 22, 2017
Steve Crum

Not bad sequel to Disney's Old Yeller w/mostly same cast.

June 21, 2017
7M Pictures
Kevin Carr

for as good as Old Yeller is, there's its counterpart on the disc - the weak sequel Savage Sam.

June 21, 2017
Scott Weinberg

Still packed with that patented Disney Nature Quaintness, Sam isn't a terrible follow-up, but it l...

June 21, 2017
Movie Metropolis
John J. Puccio

As for the sequel, Savage Sam, well, perhaps the less said, the better. (Disney 2-Movie Collection...

June 21, 2017
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Common Sense Says
Old Yeller sequel has Native American stereotypes.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this sequel to Old Yeller, while certainly not the tearjerker of that well-known title, is filled with dated portrayals of Native Americans, including name calling ("injuns" and "dirty red devils"). Children are kidnapped. Also, expect extended rifle battles, brotherly rock fights, and scrappy conflicts between the titular dog and a feisty bobcat as well as a pack of wolves.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Family
  • Release Date:June 1, 1963
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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