A story of the Scottish highlands about a crockerty old sheepherder, Adam MacAdam (Edmund Gwenn),who loves his prize collie dog, but little else, not even his son Davis (Lon McAllister). ...
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A story of the Scottish highlands about a crockerty old sheepherder, Adam MacAdam (Edmund Gwenn),who loves his prize collie dog, but little else, not even his son Davis (Lon McAllister). But David, with the help of a neighbor's daughter, Maggie Moore (Peggy Ann Garner), raises his own prize dog and beats out his father in a contest.Written by
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Can't compare to the novel
This is a passable story of young love in the Highlands, with a little bit about Sheepdogs thrown in for color, I guess. The book from which this movie was taken "Bob, Son of Battle" is quite a different story. Considered a children's book by many (which it is NOT!) the tale is of a legendary working dog that is bigger than life at times, and his rival, the evil Red Wool. One of the two is a sheep killer.
The movie waters down the relationship between father and son, and in true Hollywood fashion of the 40's makes all right in the world at the conclusion.
I should not have expected too much from the movie...I have read about six to eight books a month, over the past 50 years, and of everything I have read, "Bob, Son of Battle" stands out as the BEST book I've ever come across. So disappointed with the movie I was sure to be.
If you can find this one on TV watch it...but READ the book, you will love it!
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