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8. Beulah Bondi played Mrs. Bailey in the film. It was one of several times she played James Stewart's mother on film, a fact she acknowledged when Stewart was honored by the AFI in 1980.

 

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10.  In 1947, the FBI issued a memo noting the film as a potential “Communist infiltration of the motion picture industry,” citing its “rather obvious attempts to discredit bankers by casting Lionel Barrymore as a ‘Scrooge-type’ so that he would be the most hated man in the picture. 

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9. Sinatra took an instant dislike to Doris Day's husband, Martin Melcher.  He thought Melcher was using Day and had him banned from the set.  After Melcher's death in 1968 it was discovered that Melcher had wiped out Day's savings over her long career. 

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5.  It was filmed on location in the Juniper Prairie Wilderness in the Ocala National Forest in Florida. A hiking trail in the area, "The Yearling Trail", is named after the story, and gives access to sites where the family lived whose stories inspired the novel.

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