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Ring of Bright Water
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Director:
Writers:
Jack Couffer (screenplay) and
Bill Travers (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
15 October 1970 (Netherlands) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The stars, the warmth, the pleasure of Born Free. See more »
Plot:
Whoever said dog is man's best friend never met Mij! Mij is a cute, cuddly pet shop otter who captures the heart of Graham Merill (Bill Travers)... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
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User Reviews:
A truly wonderful film! See more (41 total) »

Cast

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Bill Travers ... Graham Merrill

Virginia McKenna ... Mary MacKenzie
Peter Jeffrey ... Colin Wilcox
Jameson Clark ... Storekeeper
Helena Gloag ... Flora
Willie Joss ... Lighthouse Keeper (as W. D. Joss)
Roddy McMillan ... Busdriver
Jean Taylor Smith ... Sarah (as Jean Taylor-Smith)
Christopher Benjamin ... Fishmonger
Kevin Collins ... Fisherman
Archie Duncan ... Road mender
June Ellis ... Barmaid
Philippa Gail ... Pet stall girl
Tommy Godfrey ... Ticket seller
Walter Hall
Bill Horsley ... Timid man
Phil McCall ... Frank
Philip Morant
Michael O'Halloran ... Herman
John Young ... Guard
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
James Gibson ... Sleeping car attendant (uncredited)
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Directed by
Jack Couffer 
 
Writing credits
Jack Couffer (screenplay) and
Bill Travers (screenplay)

Gavin Maxwell (book)

Produced by
Betty Botley .... assistant producer
Edgar J. Scherick .... executive producer
Joseph Strick .... producer
 
Original Music by
Frank Cordell 
 
Cinematography by
Wolfgang Suschitzky (lighting cameraman)
 
Film Editing by
Reginald Mills 
 
Art Direction by
Kenneth Ryan  (as Ken Ryan)
 
Makeup Department
Hilda Fox .... hairdresser
Catherine Shirley .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Terry Lens .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Brian Lawrence .... second assistant director
Ernie Lewis .... first assistant director
 
Sound Department
Terry Allen .... boom operator
Michael Hart .... dubbing editor (as Mike Hart)
Ivan Sharrock .... sound mixer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Mike Dodds .... camera operator
Geoffrey Moyse .... gaffer
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ernie Farrer .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
John Rushton .... assembly editor
 
Music Department
Frank Cordell .... conductor
 
Other crew
Mabel Beecham .... wildlife consultant
Tom Beecham .... wildlife consultant
Lorraine Fennell .... production secretary
Suzanne Haig .... continuity
Hubert Wells .... wildlife consultant
 

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Runtime:
USA:107 min | UK:107 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Canada:G (Manitoba/Nova Scotia/Quebec) | Canada:F (Ontario) | Iceland:L | Netherlands:AL (1970) | UK:U | USA:G

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The title of the movie and autobiographical book is taken from a poem by Kathleen Raine, who had considered the book's author, Gavin Maxwell, the love of her life.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: Bill Travers's character is supposed to be going to Scotland by train. He enters Victoria station and is then seen buying a ticket at Marylebone. To travel to Scotland he would need to travel from either Euston or King's Cross.See more »
Quotes:
Road mender:[Horrified at his mistake] I-I thought it was just an otter!See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Flashbacks of a Fool (2008)See more »
Soundtrack:
Ring of Bright WaterSee more »

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18 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
A truly wonderful film!, 24 April 2000
Author: jessewillis from Canada

Ring of Bright Water is a truly wonderful film. This story of an englishman and his otter reminded me of a wonderful childhood oddessey I experienced myself. On a waterborne journey along the british columbia coast we stopped at a fjord that had a house very much like that of Graham Merrill's. They themselves must have been great fans of Gavin Maxwell's book as they too had a free ranging pet otter. It was astonishing and wonderful to swim with one of these little mammals. I hadnt heard much about the film before I watched it so it was a wonderful surprise. I'd heartily recommend it for children and adults. It has some suprisingly realistic scenes but nothing that a child wouldnt understand. It is a very touching story. I plan on listening to the audiobook of the book the film was based upon immediately.

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