MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 7,676 this week

Greyfriars Bobby: The True Story of a Dog (1961)

 -  Family | Drama  -  17 July 1961 (USA)
7.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.5/10 from 729 users  
Reviews: 13 user | 3 critic

Scotland 1865. An old shepherd and his little Skye terrier go to Edinburgh. But when the shepherd dies of pneumonia, the dog remains faithful to his master, refuses to be adopted by anyone,... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (story)
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 94 titles
created 26 Sep 2011
 
list image
a list of 1166 titles
created 17 Feb 2012
 
a list of 41 titles
created 01 Jan 2013
 
a list of 36 titles
created 22 Feb 2013
 
a list of 46 titles
created 05 Jul 2013
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Greyfriars Bobby: The True Story of a Dog (1961)

Greyfriars Bobby: The True Story of a Dog (1961) on IMDb 7.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Greyfriars Bobby: The True Story of a Dog.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

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

Thomasina the cat brings a family together, through her mysterious death and reappearance.

Director: Don Chaffey
Stars: Patrick McGoohan, Susan Hampshire, Laurence Naismith
Big Red (1962)
Adventure | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A wealthy sportsman's decision to hire a backwoods orphan to exercise a champion Irish Setter has unexpected consequences.

Director: Norman Tokar
Stars: Walter Pidgeon, Gilles Payant, Émile Genest
Adventure | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A boy attempts to realize his father's dream of climbing an alpine peak known as the Citadel.

Director: Ken Annakin
Stars: Michael Rennie, James MacArthur, Janet Munro
Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Fran Garrison's all in a tizzy because her prize Dachshund, Danke, is having pups, and she has hopes of one of the pups becoming a champion. But at the vet's, her husband Mark is talked ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Tokar
Stars: Dean Jones, Suzanne Pleshette, Charles Ruggles
Adventure | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The story of three pets, a cat and two dogs, who lose their owners when they are all on vacation. Can they find their way home?

Director: Fletcher Markle
Stars: Émile Genest, John Drainie, Tommy Tweed
Kidnapped (1960)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The adventures of kidnapped boy David Balfour and his new friend,Jacobite rebel Alan Breck Stewart,during the 1715 Jacobite Uprising.

Director: Robert Stevenson
Stars: Peter Finch, James MacArthur, Bernard Lee
Moon Pilot (1962)
Family | Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

An Air Force captain inadvertently volunteers to make the first manned flight around the moon. He immediately falls under the watchful protection of various security agencies, but despite ... See full summary »

Director: James Neilson
Stars: Tom Tryon, Brian Keith, Edmond O'Brien
Savage Sam (1963)
Western | Family | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Travis, Arliss, and Lisbeth are captured by Apaches while Old Yeller's son, Sam, tracks their trail.

Director: Norman Tokar
Stars: Brian Keith, Tommy Kirk, Kevin Corcoran
Family | Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Merlin Jones, a precocious and intelligent high-school boy, experiments with hypnosis and creates a mind-reading machine. However, his experiments land him in deep trouble with the law.

Director: Robert Stevenson
Stars: Tommy Kirk, Annette Funicello, Leon Ames
Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

When Lassie's master dies, an old friend tries to convince a judge that the dog's life should be spared.

Director: Richard Thorpe
Stars: Edmund Gwenn, Donald Crisp, Geraldine Brooks
Family | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The rugged Canadian wilderness is the backdrop to this story of a dog separated from his owner.

Directors: Jack Couffer, Don Haldane
Stars: Jean Coutu, Émile Genest, Uriel Luft
Adventure | Biography | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

After inheriting his father's title, the young noble Hugh O'Connell is taken hostage by the English viceroy but escapes to lead an uprising.

Director: Michael O'Herlihy
Stars: Peter McEnery, Susan Hampshire, Tom Adams
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Laurence Naismith ...
Mr. Traill
Alex Mackenzie ...
Auld Jock
Duncan Macrae ...
Sgt. Davie Maclean
Andrew Cruickshank ...
...
Farmer
Rosalie Crutchley ...
Farmer's wife
Freda Jackson ...
Old woman caretaker
Moultrie Kelsall ...
Magistrate
Joyce Carey ...
First Lady
Vincent Winter ...
Tammy
Jameson Clark ...
Constable (as Jameson Clarke)
Jack Lambert ...
Doctor
Bruce Seton ...
Prosecutor
...
Ailie (as Joan Buck)
Edit

Storyline

Scotland 1865. An old shepherd and his little Skye terrier go to Edinburgh. But when the shepherd dies of pneumonia, the dog remains faithful to his master, refuses to be adopted by anyone, and takes to sleeping on his master's grave in the Greyfriars kirkyard, despite a caretaker with a "no dogs" rule. And when Bobby is taken up for being unlicensed, it's up to the children of Edinburgh and the Lord Provost to decide what's to be done. Written by Kathy Li

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The true story of a dog.

Genres:

Family | Drama

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

17 July 1961 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Greyfriars Bobby  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Being a dog, Bobby couldn't be buried in consecrated ground in the Kirkyard. Instead, he is buried under a triangular area of land just inside the Kirkyard gates; a little distance from the grave of Auld Jock. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Burke and Hare (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

The Seventy-Ninth's Farewell to Gibraltar
(uncredited)
Traditional bagpipe tune
Arranged by John McDonald
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A tearjerking feel good movie
20 October 2009 | by (Scotland) – See all my reviews

As a USA transplant to Scotland, I loved the way this movie portrayed 19th century Scots. It actually managed to present a genuine Scottish feeling without horrible stereotyping and corny dialog. My local friends own the movie and love it— a real statement for what a good job was done.

The scenes of Edinburgh are great (with the Edinburgh Castle backdrop). The story-line is so lovely and engaging that, even though at times I knew that I was being manipulated, I cried, laughed and loved every minute of it! The movie was obviously made in a different time in the history of film making; while at the same time the story is about a different time in humanity. I felt that the datedness of the filming techniques made the story even more beautiful and evocative.

The dog is a show stealer, the kids are adorable and the adults are absolutely believable...

Although I pretty much cried from beginning to end, I felt hopeful and more compassionate towards my fellow human beings after watching 'Greyfriars Bobby' than I felt beforehand.

This is truly a classic and I loved it!


5 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
the doggie dollydimplegirl
Earlier Short Version? grhmb
This film really takes me back zumber1969

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?