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Good-bye, My Lady (1956)

Approved  |   |  Drama  |  12 May 1956 (USA)
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An old man and a young boy who live in the southeastern Mississippi swamps are brought together by the love of a dog.

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Gates Watson
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Skeeter has found this dog and discovers no one knows what kind of dog it is. Discussing the matter with his uncle the desire to keep and train the dog for bird hunting after finding the dog has super senseing ability but does not bark. He "yoddles" or laughs as some would say. However the real owner William Hoppers character wants him back due to the rarity of the breed. A very sensitive and moving film especially for fans of Walter Brennan and any dog lover. Written by Merv Denman <mervdenman65@msn.com>

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Howard Keel sings the opening song. See more »

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A shot of Uncle Jesse and Skeeter's kitchen shows a bag of C&H (California and Hawaiian) sugar on the shelf. C&H sugar distribution has been almost exclusively west of the Mississippi River. Domino is the longtime sugar of choice in Mississippi where the story takes place. See more »

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Walden Grover: That's a lot of money.
Skeeter Jackson: That's a lot of dog.
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When Your Boy Becomes a Man
Lyrics by Moris Erby
Music by Don Powell
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not bad at all
21 September 1999 | by See all my reviews

I too caught this one on American Movie Classics and I have to say it's a modest little movie that does a lot of things right. The moment we hear of a movie about a boy and a dog, we expect a surfeit of sentimentality, a la "Old Yeller". This movie is rather understated, right down to being in black & white and having a single acoustic guitar do the background music. The movie does not opt for the cheap happy ending it might have, but gives us something sadder and more real. By doing so it makes for a much richer movie. This fine little film isn't going to be on anyone's "ten greatest movies" list, but it's worth a see.


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