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Good-bye, My Lady ()


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An old man and a young boy who live in the southeastern Mississippi swamps are brought together by the love of a dog.

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Uncle Jesse Jackson
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A. H. 'Cash' Evans
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Skeeter Jackson
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Gates Watson
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Walden Grover
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Bonnie Drew
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Lady the Dog (uncredited)

Directed by

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William A. Wellman

Written by

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Albert Sidney Fleischman ... (screenplay) (as Sid Fleischman)
 
James Street ... (novel)

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John Wayne ... producer (uncredited)

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Laurindo Almeida
George Fields

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William H. Clothier ... director of photography

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Fred MacDowell

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Sam O'Steen ... assistant editor (uncredited)

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Donald A. Peters

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Edward G. Boyle

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Web Overlander ... makeup supervisor

Production Management

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Nate H. Edwards ... production manager
Gordon B. Forbes ... unit production manager

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Al Murphy ... assistant director / second assistant director (uncredited)

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Gordon Gurnee ... assistant art director
Joe LaBella ... property master (as Joseph LaBella)

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Earl Crain Jr. ... sound
Al Cavigga ... sound editor (uncredited)
Dave DePatie ... sound editor (uncredited)
Paul Reuting ... sound editor (uncredited)

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Carl Walker ... costumer

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Laurindo Almeida ... musician: guitar
George Fields ... musician: harmonica

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Hazel W. Hall ... script supervisor (as Hazel Hall)
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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines A Lonely Boy...A Lonely Dog...A Truly Wonderful Love Story See more »
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Also Known As
  • Goodbye, My Lady (United States)
  • The Boy and the Laughing Dog (United States)
  • Good Bye My Lady (United States)
  • Adiós Lady (Spain)
  • Addio lady! (Italy)
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  • 94 min
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Trivia According to Hedda Hopper's column of August 28, 1955, Director William A. Wellman was planning to cast Vivian Vance and William Frawley (the Mertzes in I Love Lucy (1951)) to play a married couple in a single scene for this film. 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 »
Movie Connections Featured in Goodbye My Lady (1964). See more »
Soundtracks When Your Boy Becomes a Man 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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