Exclusive Interview with Claude Jarman Jr. Part Two: High Barbaree

Claude Jarman Jr. Child Star of The Yearling
Talks about his 2nd Film, High Barbaree

CMH is thrilled to present our 2nd exclusive video interview with Claude Jarman Jr. You will probably remember Claude as ‘Jody Baxter’ in his feature film debut, The Yearling, opposite Gregory Peck and Jane Wyman, but all told Claude starred in over 10 films during the classic-era years.

Claude chats with us today about his experiences while filming High Barbaree (1947) with Van Johnson and June Allyson.


A Big Thank You to Claude for his time — and for sharing his wonderful memories with us!


Claude Jarman Jr. practices his trick riding for High Barbaree


You can also check out our youtube interview with Claude about his experience filming The Yearling, and how he was discovered by director Clarence Brown.


–Annmarie Gatti from Classic Movie Hub

Stay tuned for more from Claude Jarman Jr. over the next few months, including more videos and some guest articles. And, if you want to learn more about Claude’s experiences in Hollywood, you can read his book My Life and the Final Days of Hollywood. It’s delightful and I highly recommend it!

Thanks so much for watching and reading. Hope you enjoyed!


–Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub

About Claude Jarman Jr.: Claude Jarman Jr. was discovered in a fifth grade class room in Nashville, Tennessee, in 1945 by film director Clarence Brown, taken to Hollywood where he starred with Gregory Peck and Jane Wyman in THE YEARLING. After receiving an Academy Award for his performance he went on to appear in ten additional films including John Ford’s RIO GRANDE with John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara and also William Faulkner’s story of racial strife in INTRUDER IN THE DUST.

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