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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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A PICTURE FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY TO ENJOY! (original print ad - all caps) See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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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 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Batjac Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
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Trivia

When not filming with the thirteen-year-old De Wilde, My Lady (full registered name: My Lady of the Congo) spent all her time with him. My Lady was six months old when she was brought over from England, along with other Basenjis to act as stand-ins. In the agreement to supply the dog, it was written into the contract that My Lady would belong to De Wilde after filming was completed. 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

Walden Grover: That's a lot of money.
Skeeter Jackson: That's a lot of dog.
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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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A young boy learns how life usually treats us....badly!
19 October 2007 | by aaardvark66See all my reviews

I was introduced to this movie by my niece, who had seen it at her vocational school. She and her friends (about a dozen girls) sat and watched it over and over, and cried their eyes out at the end every time! For a 50 year old movie to have that much impact on a group of modern 15 and 16 year old kids really says something about the quality of its content. It is certainly out-dated in many ways, and shows training techniques that would, no doubt make the ASPCA cringe today. For those of us that grew up in a little less gentile world it brings back memories of how life used to be. The acting in the film is good throughout, the characters are generally believable. If you have ever had the pleasure of interacting with a Basenji, than you will realize that most of what is depicted in the movie concerning the dog is quite plausible. It is one of the best dog movies I have ever seen, and really worth a look (if you can find it).


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