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

Approved  |   |  Family, Drama  |  17 July 1961 (USA)
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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 »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Laurence Naismith ...
Mr. Traill
Alex Mackenzie ...
Auld Jock
Duncan Macrae ...
Sgt. Davie Maclean
Andrew Cruickshank ...
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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
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Ailie (as Joan Buck)
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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

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The true story of a dog.

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Trivia

You can visit a statue of Bobby on George IV Bridge in Edinburgh. Which is near to the graveyard where old Jock is buried. See more »

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Referenced in Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009) See more »

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The Seventy-Ninth's Farewell to Gibraltar
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Arranged by John McDonald
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A gem of a story
9 January 2012 | by (Quilpué, Chile) – See all my reviews

I saw this in my local cinema when I was 6 years old and had tears running down my face at the end. I saw it again when I was in my 40's...and had tears running down my face!!!!! The cast is great, the locations beautifully shot and the storyline is easy to follow for even the youngest of kids. The fact that it is a true story only adds to the effect. As a Scot it has special significance for me as this little dog symbolizes our two main characteristics..loyalty and stubbornness. Definitely a wee treasure of a movie and it hasn't aged, since it relies not on special effects or sensationalism, just on a simple beautiful story, simply and beautifully told. Definitely a good one for the kids (of all ages9, unforgettable and timeless.


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