7.3/10
506
20 user 2 critic

Good-bye, My Lady (1956)

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

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay) (as Sid Fleischman), (novel)
Reviews

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

Videos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Two New York City longshoremen Axel Nordmann, an Army deserter and Tommy Tyler, an easy-going freight car loader whose growing friendship is threatened by Charles Malik, a notably repellent punk.

Director: Martin Ritt
Stars: John Cassavetes, Sidney Poitier, Jack Warden
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Even though Peter and Kimani grow up together, Kimani soon finds that different races are treated differently. After the father of Kimani is jailed for following tribal customs, Kimani ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Brooks
Stars: Rock Hudson, Dana Wynter, Wendy Hiller
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A new English teacher at a violent, unruly inner-city school is determined to do his job, despite resistance from both students and faculty.

Director: Richard Brooks
Stars: Glenn Ford, Anne Francis, Louis Calhern
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Story of the military truck drivers who kept the Allied armies supplied in Europe during WW2.

Director: Budd Boetticher
Stars: Jeff Chandler, Alex Nicol, Charles Drake
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

The man called Obam struggles with the increasingly hostile forces facing each other in a colonial African country. The African natives want their land and lives back from the British ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Audley
Stars: Eartha Kitt, Sidney Poitier, Juano Hernandez
Drama | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Mantha Starr grows up as a privileged southern Belle in the ante-bellum South but after her father dies broke, her world is destroyed when she discovers her mother was black.

Director: Raoul Walsh
Stars: Clark Gable, Yvonne De Carlo, Sidney Poitier
Go Man Go (1954)
Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The story of Abe Saperstein and the creation of the Harlem Globetrotters.

Director: James Wong Howe
Stars: Dane Clark, Patricia Breslin, Sidney Poitier
The Lost Man (1969)
Certificate: M Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A gang of black militants plots to rob a factory to finance their "revolutionary struggle."

Director: Robert Alan Aurthur
Stars: Sidney Poitier, Joanna Shimkus, Al Freeman Jr.
Adventure | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Two newly weds buy a small private island in the British Virgin Islands and live a happy life without the comforts of modern society.

Director: Pat Jackson
Stars: John Cassavetes, Virginia Maskell, Sidney Poitier
Action | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

During the Korean War,a platoon leader dies leaving his inexperienced black sergeant in charge of his squad of belligerent and racist white men.

Director: Hall Bartlett
Stars: Alan Ladd, Sidney Poitier, James Darren
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

An English valet brought to the American west assimilates into the American way of life.

Director: Leo McCarey
Stars: Charles Laughton, Mary Boland, Charles Ruggles
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A white family has had the same black maid for many years. When she tells them she wants to go back to school and will be leaving soon, the 20ish year old son decides what she needs is a ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Mann
Stars: Sidney Poitier, Abbey Lincoln, Beau Bridges
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Uncle Jesse Jackson
...
A. H. 'Cash' Evans
...
Skeeter Jackson
...
Gates Watson
...
Walden Grover
Louise Beavers ...
Bonnie Drew
...
Reporter
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

A Lonely Boy...A Lonely Dog...A Truly Wonderful Love Story See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

12 May 1956 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Good Bye My Lady  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Walden Grover: That's a lot of money.
Skeeter Jackson: That's a lot of dog.
See more »

Soundtracks

When Your Boy Becomes a Man
Lyrics by Moris Erby
Music by Don Powell
Sung over main title
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Very similar in style as "To Kill A Mockingbird" with just as much heart.
4 February 2015 | by (New Braunfels, Texas) – See all my reviews

I first saw this movie back in the late '60's as Saturday TV fair and noticed I missed so much seeing it again on TCM recently. This movie has a lot more heart and realism than I remembered.

A very naturally acted, non-sappy portrayal of the day in the life of a boy and his dog living in an old backwoods, swamp country shack with a caring old man.

The entire movie has an ease about it as it gradually tells a simple story of how a boy trains a strange dog to hunt. What's fascinating is the detail about how this boy goes about doing this with a level of intelligence and understanding that's so against what would be expected with your typical "boy and his dog" movie. It actually adds a deep dimension of character and feeling of respect for the overall story and characters including the supporting cast.

The way the ending is handled doesn't insult, preach or pander to the audience. I actually felt I was in the presence of very intelligent people both in front and behind the camera who have a deep understanding of human nature in its simplest form. It's a very strangely peaceful movie. I sensed it when I first saw it as a kid and now can describe it as an adult. A very underrated movie.


1 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Making of the movie davidehard
Millard Fillmore robinrobin
Discuss Good-bye, My Lady (1956) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?