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Good-bye, My Lady (1956)

G | | Drama | 12 May 1956 (USA)
An old man and a young boy who live in the southeastern Mississippi swamps are brought together by the love of a dog.

Director:

William A. Wellman

Writers:

Albert Sidney Fleischman (screenplay) (as Sid Fleischman), James Street (novel)
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Complete credited cast:
Walter Brennan ... Uncle Jesse Jackson
Phil Harris ... A. H. 'Cash' Evans
Brandon De Wilde ... Skeeter Jackson
Sidney Poitier ... Gates Watson
William Hopper ... Walden Grover
Louise Beavers ... Bonnie Drew
George Chandler ... Reporter
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Storyline

Skeeter has found this dog and discovers no one knows what kind of dog it is. Discussing the matter with his uncle the desire to keep and train the dog for bird hunting after finding the dog has super senseing ability but does not bark. He "yoddles" or laughs as some would say. However the real owner William Hoppers character wants him back due to the rarity of the breed. A very sensitive and moving film especially for fans of Walter Brennan and any dog lover. Written by Merv Denman <mervdenman65@msn.com>

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THIS IS A WONDERFUL STORY ABOUT A YOUNG BOY AND THE DOG HE LOVES - A PICTURE EVERYONE WILL ENJOY (original print ad - all caps) See more »

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Drama

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Trivia

Howard Keel sings the opening song. See more »

Goofs

A shot of Uncle Jesse and Skeeter's kitchen shows a bag of C&H (California and Hawaiian) sugar on the shelf. C&H sugar distribution has been almost exclusively west of the Mississippi River. Domino is the longtime sugar of choice in Mississippi where the story takes place. See more »

Quotes

Walden Grover: That's a lot of money.
Skeeter Jackson: That's a lot of dog.
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Connections

Featured in Frances Farmer Presents: Goodbye My Lady (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

When Your Boy Becomes a Man
Lyrics by Moris Erby
Music by Don Powell
Sung over main title by Howard Keel
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Interesting Item about this film
22 January 2008 | by rlclcjrc-1See all my reviews

There is a very interesting item about this film that is not mentioned on the information page about the dog. Without exception, this is the only film that features the basenji, also known as the African barkless dog. I know of only a couple other films that show a basenji, but just briefly, one of which is "The African Queen", where, near the beginning, you see it for only a moment. The film gives a good depiction about the nature and characteristics about the breed. I can attest to it since I grew up with this breed and have been around them for over 40 years. It's a shame that the breed is not used more often. If only this movie were available on DVD!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 May 1956 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Good Bye My Lady See more »

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Batjac Productions See more »
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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
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