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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.



(screenplay) (as Sid Fleischman) , (novel) (as James Street)
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Uncle Jesse Jackson
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Skeeter Jackson
Gates Watson
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Louise Beavers ...
Bonnie Drew
George Chandler ...


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 <>

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12 May 1956 (USA)  »

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Good Bye My Lady  »

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After Skeeter has placed Lady in the cage in the back of the pickup, Skeeter closes the tailgate and the pickup immediately drives away. This pickup is from a time when the tailgate was held shut by hooks on each side that are held in place on the ends of chains. To close the tailgate it was necessary to put those hooks in place or the tailgate would fall open. Skeeter had no time, and had made no effort to use these hooks. See more »


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 »


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
Sung over main title
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22 January 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There is a very interesting item about this film that is not mentioned on the information page about the dog. Without exception, this is the only film that features the basenji, also known as the African barkless dog. I know of only a couple other films that show a basenji, but just briefly, one of which is "The African Queen", where, near the beginning, you see it for only a moment. The film gives a good depiction about the nature and characteristics about the breed. I can attest to it since I grew up with this breed and have been around them for over 40 years. It's a shame that the breed is not used more often. If only this movie were available on DVD!

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