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So Dear to My Heart
Year:
1948
Country:
USA
Genre:
Drama, Family
IMDB rating:
7.3
Director:
Harold D. Schuster, Hamilton Luske
Beulah Bondi as Granny Kincaid
Luana Patten as Tildy
John Beal as Jeremiah as an Adult, Narrator (voice)
Bob Haymes as Singer Bob Haymes
Ken Carson as Voice of Wise Old Owl (voice)
Burl Ives as Uncle Hiram Douglas
Bobby Driscoll as Jeremiah 'Jerry' Kincaid
Raymond Bond as Pete Grundy, Storekeeper
Matt Willis as Mr. Burns, Horse Trainer
Walter Soderling as Grampa Meeker
Harry Carey as Head Judge at County Fair
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Reviews
Exceptionally well made schmaltzy Americana.
"So Dear to My Heart" is the sort of unabashed bit of schmaltz that Disney did very well and which you would never see today. It's pure Americana--the sort of perfectly groomed and manicured America that Walt Disney himself wanted to promote--and which he later promoted with Disneyland and Disneyworld. It represents a look at a time and place that isn't realistic--it's more hyper-idealized and sweet--and it's pure nostalgia. Some might balk at this sort of thing--I felt like it was an incredibly sweet film.

The story is about a boy (Bobby Discoll) and his pet lamb. It's also a parable about hard work, determination and good old fashioned values. And, it culminates with the lamb going to the county fair.

When the film was tested, audiences didn't like that there was no animation as they expected animation in a Disney film. I really do NOT think it was needed and the animated sequences are completely unnecessary for the film, though they have a certain charm. I think they weren't needed because the film had so much going for it already--great acting by Driscoll (a very talented child actor), Beulah Bondi and Burl Ives, some AMAZING cinematography (with amazing shots of forests and meadows) and a nice but very simple script. It's a great film for kids--especially because of its healthy messages and an unusually strong religious message for a Disney film. Well worth seeing for all ages.
2013-09-09
Baa baa black sheep.
So Dear To My Heart is a Disney movie often easily forgotten when considering the vast selection of better movies to choose from. It's a slice of apple pie Americana, a schmaltzy tale that tries to mix that standard Disney magic with some of The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer. Yet, despite my cynicism and the way I often dislike this kind of thing, I couldn't help liking it. I won't rush to watch it again and I wouldn't recommend it to others but I liked it for what it was - adequate Sunday afternoon viewing material on a par with Little House On The Prairie.

Young Bobby Driscoll plays Jeremiah Kincaid, a good boy at heart who gets himself in trouble when he starts looking after a newborn black lamb (destined to grow into the unwanted black sheep, literally). Jeremiah upsets his gran (played by Beulah Bondi) but has an ally in the shape of Uncle Hiram Douglas (Burl Ives) while he tries to gain a trip to the county fair.

Directed by Harold Schuster and Hamilton Luske, So Dear To My Heart is the movie equivalent of a weekend spent at an olde world American experience. The steam train that passes by, only occasionally stopping, the local store containing anything and everything, the farmland life and the general "gee willikers" atmosphere of it all. You want to wander on screen and explore the area while chewing a strand of straw. No, really.

But the fact is that the movie presents this bygone world in such an innocent and straightforward manner that it's hard to dislike. The whole thing may be a confection overloaded with sugar but it IS an era from a bygone age and you can't watch it without feeling just the smallest pang of remorse, a small regret that life just couldn't stay that simple and carefree for all of us.

There are many writers involved, adapting a novel by Sterling North, but this isn't a movie to be appreciated for the dialogue. I can't even say that it's a movie to be appreciated for the acting - Burl Ives comes out of it the best but a lot of the other performances are quite poor. No, this is a movie all about thinking back to your childhood and then rewriting it to fit in with what's on screen. I grew up a world away from the environment shown here but there are moments that remain the same in any childhood, that sense of striving to achieve something that you're too young to know could well be impossible, that naive belief that everything will always work out somehow. Which is why So Dear To My Heart is still surprisingly enjoyable if you keep those childhood experiences in mind.
2012-03-11
Another Disney live-action/animation winner!
"So Dear to My Heart" is yet another great Disney live-action/animation film. Kind of a follow-up to "Song of the South", but equally good. Burl Ives and his songs make the film worth seeing alone. A surprise song in the movie is "Billy Boy", sung in a duet between Beulah Bondi and Burl Ives. Bobby Driscoll and Luana Patten are just as fresh and appealing here as they were in "Song of the South". During the scene with the song "Billy Boy", watching them smile just fills me with joy. Equally joyous is seeing them dance with Bondi and Ives later in the same scene. If only they lived longer in real life, then I'd probably meet and work with them. This movie is not as well-known as other Disney films, probably because of its simple story, but don't miss it. With a lot of pros I've mentioned above, it doesn't seem dated. I love it as much as "Song of the South" and rate it **** out of ****.
2001-09-03
Poignant Americana. One Of Hollywood's Best Pieces Of Filmmaking
'So Dear To My Heart' was one of Walt Disney's personal favorites and it happens to be one of my favorite Disney classics as well as one of my favorite films in cinema in general. as far as Hollywood filmmaking goes in particular, it's one of the very best products they have ever manufactured. it has a heartfelt sincerity and genuineness that is exceptionally rare. even in this kind of sentimentalized nostalgia, sentiment can often end up as a maudlin mix of syrupy, overwrought contrivance and recollections that are overly idealized. not here. everything is fashioned to matter of fact perfection without dismissing the power of feeling or emotional responses.

this is a example of superior craftsmanship. not only in it's beautiful Technicolor photography and rural panorama, it has set direction that details authenticity and features some of Disney's best and most attractive animation from the 1940's. the old steam trains and general stores, the horses and cows grazing in meadows, the nostalgia of the old time state fairs and of it's accurate depiction of American rural farm life, all of it depicted with such warmth and loving perfection that has few equals. even in a time period where there were so many films that attempted to do this kind of thing. but few with such real success as this film.

the performances are charming and cosy, as is the case with the honest, unaffectedness of Burl Ives singing, and the children (Disney child stars Bobby Driscoll and Luana Patten) are believable rather than molded facsimiles of a idealized childhood. but for me, the core performance here is the eternal sagacity of Beulah Bondi's grandmother. she is essence itself. essence of life, love, and femininity that evokes not only motherliness and age, but also a girlishness when being flirtatious with a much younger Ives when they dance to "krick-it-on-da-fryun pan ya'll'. Beulah Bondi's spirituality, as she interprets through rural American Christianity, is often really more pragmatic than anything too ethereal. often what she interprets as the ways of the Lord are simply common sense observations. Bondi's granny character often gets taxed or irritably preachy when pushed, but she never seems cruel or arrogant. Bondi's performance is one of my very favorite Hollywood film performances and something the Academy Awards neglectfully overlooked.

what i like so much about this dear little film, is that it's cosy sweetness is for real and not something that the viewer is manipulated, sold or forced into. in troubled times it's often hard to believe that anyone in America ever lived or thought like this, but believe it or not it's very true and accurate. there are such a thing as simpler times. many of us are never born into them but they do exist. any real study of American history will verify that statement and the accuracy of this film's assertions.

for me personally, cinema is rarely finer than this. and it's the genuine article. it's a film not about magical or super power humans, but real life people coping with everyday understandings we often all share together. it's also about our dreams that occur in the earthy, everyday reality and how they manifest realistically and practically, with advice, a little "stick-to-it-ivity" and a humble understanding of what you've got. God Bless. may you find peace with the Lord.
2012-02-20
Beautiful ! The way things were.
So Dear To My Heart is such a wonderful movie. Full of hope and faith with a little fantasy and imagination mixed in. I love the simple loving family atmosphere shown in the movie. This was a time when friends and neighbors truly knew and loved each other and helped each other.

As we see so often today, those viewers under 40 years of age will probably not understand and might even be critical of the beliefs and priorities shown in the film. Those of us old enough to remember seeing it in the theater will love the feeling of being taken back to a time when simple things were the important things in life. I hope you enjoy it as much as our family.

Like Song of the South, it is not currently out on DVD in the United States, but fortunately I bought a laser-disc copy of the film several years ago.
2005-11-29
Hidden piece of watchmaker's shop
I'm sure that everyone who loves this film agrees that its title is exactly how they feel about it. And so do I. It really becomes very dear to the heart. Unfortunately it is very injusticed for being extremely difficult to find, even almost impossible. An insane amount of luck is necessary to find this movie and apparently it is ridiculously expensive, which only will scare off potential buyers. Consider yourself lucky if you find a copy of this for a good price.

'So Dear To My Heart' follows the basic formula of 'Song of the South': live-action and animation combined, the similar scenario and environment, the same two charming children (Bobby Driscoll and Luana Patten). By taking inspiration on 'Song of the South', they made a better 'Song of the South' out of it.

This film is gold! It's so sweet, endearing, innocent, immensely enchanting and oh so beautiful! It's made with dedication and values. It's perfect in every way. The whole thing is adorable. It doesn't have too much songs, which is a good thing. The few songs it has are very simple and may not be the most memorable Disney songs, but they eventually grown on us.

The 2 kids were and will always be 2 of the most charismatic Disney child stars ever. They always had a perfect chemistry in everything they did together and they had a gift for acting. They bring such joy and tenderness to the movie, a real feeling of the age of innocence to it. The adults (Beulah Bondi and Burl Ives) are excellent.

The movie has lots of fun and classic humor and at the same time it teaches good values which sadly seem to mean nothing anymore for this generation and society without values, without color, without soul...

Disney's films in general of nowadays pale behind treasures like this. Whatever happened to good old Disney? This is from a time when Disney was really Disney. Nowadays's Disney is not worthy of the prestigious Disney name. Not by shadows! I don't think anybody who was involved in this film is alive, but wherever they are they must be ashamed of what Disney has become and at the same time proud of having been part of something really good as this.

This should definitely be on Top 250.
2011-01-31
I really hate how underrated this film is, because I adore it!
So Dear To My Heart is an immensely charming live-action Dsiney film, but sadly it is overlooked. Same with Song of the South, and that was great too. I will say that asides from seeing it twice when I was 10, I didn't see this wonderful film til recently, and boy I am glad I did. It has a lot of charm, that makes it a genuine joy to watch. Considering that it was made in 1949, it looks beautiful, and I loved the animated sequences, especially with the scholarly owl. The songs are beautiful, from the stunning title song So Dear To My Heart, the charming Lavender Blue, the rousing Oodalay to the triumphant historical song with figures such as Christopher Colombus. The performances were great, with Bobby Driscoll very convincing as Jeremiah, and Beulah Bondi superb as his grandmother and Burl Ives appealing as Uncle Hiram. Danny, the neglected lamb was absolutely adorable, and Jeremiah was very loving towards him. The dialogue wasn't so bad either. So Dear to My Heart shouldn't be overlooked as a bittersweet kids film, instead it should be recognised as a charming film for the whole family, for that is exactly what it is. 10/10 Bethany Cox
2009-08-24
Farm boy tries to turn black lamb into a champion.
Perhaps the least known of all Disney films, this forgotten classic is nonetheless one of the best, and was by the the most personal and revealing movie that Uncle Walt ever made. Americana is the correct term to describe this relaxed moral fable about a little boy (Bobby Driscoll) who longs to own a great race horse like Dan Patch but settles instead for a forlorn little lamb. The plot may sound like The Yearling, but nobody shoots the pet at the end, even if 'Danny' does do just as much damage to the farm. Beulah Bondi (John Ford's original choice for Maw in The Grapes of Wrath) is exquisite as Grandma (the boy is an orphan) and another Ford vet, Harry Carey, Sr., makes one of his final appearances as the judge of an animal show at the big fair. The movie, based on a Sterling North story, is anything but escapism. Underneath the 'ah shucks' atmosphere is a profound tale of growing up the hard way, and an attempt to maintain innocence when the world seems bent on destroying it. Terrific support from Burl Ives as a local folksinger. Several animated sequences introduce Professor Owl, a cartoon wise bird who would fitfully appear in Disney entertainment until replaced by Prof. Duck, Donald's uncle, in 1961. A heartwarming treat that inspired the Main Street, USA attraction in Disney parks.
2006-03-14
The Title is Just How I Feel
The title of this motion picture is just how I feel about it. It is "So Dear To My Heart". This film is easily my most-favorite motion picture. Some may feel the theme of "It's What You Do With What You Got" is out-dated or otherwise not applicable to current times. To me, nothing is further from the truth. The dream of a young man to achieve with what he is given, no matter the odds or the obstacles, is as current now as when this film was made or even from the year it is supposed to be from (1903). With the animated portions showing life's simple truths and how others in history have overcome long odds, the viewer can find room for its use in his/her own life. I feel that will always be true.
2007-07-17
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