Greyfriars Bobby

Greyfriars Bobby

Don Chaffey (1961)

86min
U Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Forget the accents and the shabby sets, this is Disney at its delightful best. The true story of the Skye terrier who refused to desert its master after his burial in an Edinburgh kirkyard is irresistible, and is never allowed to become maudlin or tacky for a second. Laurence Naismith, Donald Crisp and Kay Walsh judge their performances to perfection and director Don Chaffey does well to restrain the enthusiasm of the youngsters. But no one's eyes will be anywhere other than on the little dog. Don't be ashamed to cheer when he's granted the freedom of the city.

Summary

A Skye terrier keeps a persistent vigil by its master's grave in 19th-century Edinburgh. The devoted dog wins the heart of the caretaker responsible for the cemetery and is eventually granted the honour of the freedom of the city. Drama, starring Donald Crisp, Laurence Naismith, Kay Walsh and Gordon Jackson.

Cast & Crew

John Brown Donald Crisp
Mr Traill Laurence Naismith
Old Jock Alex Mackenzie
Mrs Brown Kay Walsh
Constable Maclean Duncan Macrae
Lord Provost Andrew Cruickshank
Farmer Gordon Jackson
Farmer's wife Rosalie Crutchley
Old woman caretaker Freda Jackson
Magistrate Moultrie Kelsall
First lady Joyce Carey
Tammy Vincent Winter
Constable Jameson Clark
Doctor Jack Lambert
Allie Joan Buck
Director Don Chaffey
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: The Walt Disney Company LtdAvailable on: video and DVD
Children's Drama