🎦 So Dear to My Heart full movie HD download (Harold D. Schuster, Hamilton Luske) - Drama, Family. 🎬
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
A good story like this one is rare today.
With all of the stories within this story you really have to look at this film several times to get all the messages that are in it. Themes that were so real-to-life's lessons, and filled with teaching values like Stick-to-it-isty, I recommend it as a film that today's kids and parents should view together and re-examine with discussions. It was Disney story telling at his best. I especially enjoyed the Columbus Stick-to-it-isty piece.
2000-07-31
A wonderful Disney film! Song of the South-like
Being a huge fan of Song of the South, this movie was also a delight. Bobby Driscoll and Luana Patten ("The Sweetheart Team"), are great as usual just like in all the classic Disney productions of this decade. And Burl Ives (voice of the eagle in Disneyland's old attraction America Sings) and his song Lavender Blue bring back memories! Quite honestly, I'm surprised the "offend no-one" attitude of Disney today hasn't got to the religious content of this film, which is refreshing and makes me thankful that they at least hold SOME things sacred (unlike digitally removing Pecos Bill's cigarette or editing out the Hatfields and McCoys scene from Make Mine Music). I love this film.
2001-03-06
One of Walt Disney's personal favorites
A boy-and-his-sheep story, set on a farm at the turn of the century, and a valentine to childhood. This family film from Walt Disney opens, literally, with help from a collection of animated greeting cards. It proceeds from there with bits of animation accentuating the story of a likable youngster entering his beloved pet sheep in a county fair contest. Attempt to recapture the uncanny mix of animation and live-action warmth and humor of "Song of the South" doesn't completely succeed because, although the same kids--Bobby Driscoll and Luana Patten--are present, there's no Uncle Remus or any memorable songs beyond "Lavender Blue" (which, granted, is a dilly). Still, the film is meticulously produced and overwhelmingly heartfelt. A nice addition to the Disney catalogue, and rather touching in its old-fashioned way. *** from ****
2005-09-06
Even minor Disney movies from the lare40's- early 50's were exquisite 50's
This film was another opportunity to see the talented Bobby Driscoll(possibly the best child actor of all time) and Luana Patten(the epitome of feminine demureness and modesty in a child actress). Although not as good overall as The Song of the South, which featured Driscoll and Patten at a younger age, this film celebrates the anglo-protestant core of America, and the honesty and religious values of America's past before Teddy Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson launched us on the road to empire-a road Americans never wanted to travel. The animated beginning is poignant, and the Christian faith that unselfconciously permeates the film portray America's rural past as an idyll, The cast is superb-Harry Carey captures perfectly the kindly rectitude of an older generation of Americans as the chief livestock judge at the county fair-he has the air of a stern but insightful church deacon, touched by and concerned with rewarding the virtues he sees in the emerging generation of his day. Beulah Bondi is superb as the stern but wise and loving grandmother. Each of the adults, even Uncle Hiram(Burl Ives) show a commendable concern for the children, providing not only for their safety but protecting their souls as well. What a wonderful world we once had!
2007-03-25
Very lovely and charming
The title matches my feelings about it: indeed it is so dear to my heart. This is one of those early Disney classics which mix live-action and animation. It's a relic, one of those cinema pearls incredibly difficult to find and almost completely forgotten today. Which is a shame. It really is a fine little film. A small Disney masterpiece. I can even use the old-fashioned but charming exclamation of surprise «Gee whiz» to describe it. «Gee whiz» was probably Bobby Driscoll's favorite saying, as he often used this phrase in his films.

They don't make anything like this nowadays. This is from a time when films were made with love, art and talent. Now the priority is purely to profit, with no real quality, no real talent and sadistic humor.

Made shortly after 'Song of the South', has evident similarities with that one. Like that one, it mixes live-action and cartoons and has the same couple of children: the unforgettable Bobby Driscoll and Luana Patten. Another thing in common is the beauty of sceneries and locations, all in a big farm and they're about farm life. On the other hand, I can see that the famous 1995 film 'Babe' got some of its inspiration from 'So Dear To My Heart'.

Now, as for the comparison between 'Song of the South' and 'So Dear To My Heart', which one is the better film? 'Song of the South' is good, but 'So Dear To My Heart' is the winner to me.

The 4 main actors are excellent: Bobby Driscoll as Jeremiah Kincaid, Luana Patten as Tildy, Beulah Bondi as Jeremiah's loving grandmother but serious Granny Kincaid and Burl Ives as Uncle Hiram Douglas. The narrator does a wonderful job too. Oh yes, I can also mention the black lamb that portrays Danny: a fine animal actor, even though it might sound a little strange to say this. Danny the lamb is quite an extraordinary creature, to say the least. Danny is completely hilarious whenever he runs and causes mess and Jeremiah runs after him and tries to stop him.

So, this film takes place in the early 20th century (in the year 1903, to be exact). It is basically the tale of Jeremiah and his love for his lamb Danny, being also a very educative film that teaches some culture and some good messages. Both the live-action and the animation look beautiful, pure, colorful, alive, artistic and magical.

This and 'The Window' from 1949 are both masterpieces with the great Bobby Driscoll.

Title in Portugal: 'Tão Perto do Coração'.
2010-11-21
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
Farm life in the early 20th century
A small boy becomes emotionally attached to a new born black lamb and decides to enter it in the county fair. Living with his stern Granny on a farm means there is little money for frivolities, so the youngster goes out and gets the needed funds the old fashioned way...he earned them. Many things conspire to halt the trip to the fair: most brought on by the critter itself, but, of course, the lad and his pet enter the competition. There are lots of songs and animation in this dated but still enjoyable film, which also carries a simple but solid message about dealing with life's good and bad times.
2001-02-22
Too innocent for contemporary audiences, but taken in the context of when it was made this is still enjoyable.
So Dear To My Heart is a more-or-less forgotten Disney movie made in 1949. It feels like an attempt to repeat the success of the studio's 1946 classic Song of the South, but the innocent, twee approach is likely to be met with derision by many of today's street-wise youngsters. That's not to say the film is bad. In fact, if you can put it into the context of when it was made and try to enjoy it for its merits, this film is actually a lovely slice of entertainment.

The simple story tells of a young boy called Jeremiah Kincaid (Bobby Driscoll) who lives on a farm in 1903, helping his granny (Beulah Bondi) with the up-keep of the place. He comes to own a young black lamb named Danny, and dreams of taking the lamb to the County Fair - though granny advises him not to bother, since there's no call for black wool. Young Jeremiah is visited by some animated creatures who convince him to follow his heart.... if he thinks the lamb has a chance of winning, what the hell! Why not go for it?

Driscoll was one of the finest child actors ever and here he is excellent as the young boy with a far-fetched dream. Bondi as granny is stern but lovable, and Burl Ives is good too as the boy's optimistic uncle. The animation is quite good, but the live action takes up most of the screen time. There are some memorable songs, although the Oscar nominated tune "Lavender Blue" is actually rather disappointing.

So Dear To My Heart is worth watching, just so long as you remember that it was made in a time when the world was more innocent.
2003-10-26
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
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