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

Approved | | Family, Drama | 17 July 1961 (USA)
Scotland, 1865. An old shepherd and his little Skye Terrier Bobby go to Edinburgh. But when the shepherd dies of pneumonia, the dog remains faithful to his master, refuses to be adopted by ... See full summary »

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James Brown
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Mr. Traill
Alex Mackenzie ...
Auld Jock
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Sgt. Davie Maclean
Andrew Cruickshank ...
Lord Provost
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Farmer
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Farmer's wife
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Old woman caretaker
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Magistrate
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First Lady
Vincent Winter ...
Tammy
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Constable (as Jameson Clarke)
Jack Lambert ...
Doctor
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Prosecutor
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Ailie (as Joan Buck)
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Scotland, 1865. An old shepherd and his little Skye Terrier Bobby 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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Trivia

Donald Crisp (James Brown) and Gordon Jackson (Farmer) played the same character, albeit with different spelling, in separate adaptations of the 1932 novel "Mutiny on the Bounty" by Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall: Crisp played Burkitt in Mutiny on the Bounty (1935) while Jackson played Seaman Edward Birkett in Mutiny on the Bounty (1962). 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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The Greatest Dog Of All Time ( And a good movie)
8 December 2004 | by (West Mids UK) – See all my reviews

I love movies, I also love Dogs so I had a head start with this one. However I have always been a fan of this little dog. Although not exactly a documentary ( Jock was in real life a policeman not a shepeard). But the basic tale is true as far as I know, and is a true adaptation of the book. The acting is superb, the sets are wonderful and have captured Victorian Scotland superbly. If like me you cry at animal tales then get the tissues out, sit back and have your faith restored as to why the Dog is the greatest creature on Earth. And truly Man's best pal. If you feel moved enough you could even visit Scotland and see the gravestone that bobby sheltered from the rain under and his collar is still in one of the museums.


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