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Good-bye, My Lady (1956)

Passed | | 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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Cast

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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Taglines:

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 »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 May 1956 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Good Bye My Lady See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Batjac Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
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Trivia

After Skeeter (Brandon De Wilde) has placed Lady in the cage in the back of the pickup, Skeeter closes the tailgate and the pickup immediately drives away. This pickup is from a time when the tailgate was held shut by hooks on each side that are held in place on the ends of chains. To close the tailgate it was necessary to put those hooks in place or the tailgate would fall open. Skeeter had no time, and had made no effort to use these hooks. See more »

Goofs

When Skeeter goes to blow out the flame on the oil lamp before going to bed, the light in the room goes out, but there's a slight delay before the light coming through the window is brought up. See more »

Quotes

Uncle Jesse Jackson: That dog's a foreign dog.
Skeeter Jackson: Maybe it's a Yankee dog. You know how Yankees are.
Uncle Jesse Jackson: I don't know much about Yankees, thank the good Lord, but that dog's been around folks. Don't belong around here.
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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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not bad at all
21 September 1999 | by rupieSee all my reviews

I too caught this one on American Movie Classics and I have to say it's a modest little movie that does a lot of things right. The moment we hear of a movie about a boy and a dog, we expect a surfeit of sentimentality, a la "Old Yeller". This movie is rather understated, right down to being in black & white and having a single acoustic guitar do the background music. The movie does not opt for the cheap happy ending it might have, but gives us something sadder and more real. By doing so it makes for a much richer movie. This fine little film isn't going to be on anyone's "ten greatest movies" list, but it's worth a see.


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