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Greyfriars Bobby [DVD] [1961]

  • SKU: 6663602
  • Release Date: 07/06/2004
  • Rating: NR
Disney's Greyfriars Bobby is a remake of A Challenge to Lassie; both were based on the same novel by Elinor Atkinson, and both featured Donald Crisp in a major role. Set in Edinburgh in 1875, the Disney version stars Crisp as James Brown, the new caretaker of a rural Scottish farm. When the former caretaker, Old Jock (Alex McKenzie), dies, he is buried on the estate. Old Jock's faithful dog Bobby thereupon refuses to leave his late master's gravesite, despite Brown's efforts to chase Bobby away. Slowly but surely, the taciturn Brown comes to love the steadfast dog, which brings him into conflict with stiff-necked constable MacLean (Donald MacRae), who intends to "arrest" Bobby if Brown doesn't pay the minimal license fee. Standing on principle, Brown refuses, but a group of local children raise the necessary funds, setting the stage for a heartwarmingly Disneyesque finale.
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    Special Features


    • French and Spanish subtitles
    • Dolby Digital Mono sound
    • Fullscreen (1.33:1)
    • Closed Captioned

    Synopsis


    Greyfriars Bobby: The True Story of a Dog
    Disney's Greyfriars Bobby is a remake of A Challenge to Lassie; both are based on the same novel by Eleanor Atkinson, and both feature Donald Crisp in a major role. A true story, set in Edinburgh around 1875, the Disney version stars Alex McKenzie as the shepherd Old Jock, the owner of a loyal Skye terrier named Bobby. When Jock dies of "old age, exposure, and starvation," and is buried in the Edinburgh cemetery known as Greyfriars Kirk, Bobby spends his days playing with street children, begging for scraps, and evading the police constables, but by night he sleeps on his late master's gravesite and refuses to leave, despite graveyard caretaker John Brown's (Crisp) efforts to chase Bobby away. Slowly but surely, the taciturn Brown comes to love the steadfast dog, which brings him into conflict with stiff-necked Constable MacLean (Donald MacRae), who intends to "arrest" Bobby if Brown doesn't pay the minimal license fee. Standing on principle, Brown refuses, but a group of local children raise the necessary funds, setting the stage for a heartwarmingly Disneyesque finale. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Donald Crisp
      Donald Crisp - John Brown
    • Laurence Naismith
      Laurence Naismith - Mr. Traill
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      Alex Mackenzie - Old Jock
    • Kay Walsh
      Kay Walsh - Mrs. Brown
    • Andrew Cruickshank
      Andrew Cruickshank - Lord Provost



    Customer rating

    Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great kids movie!

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      Mom03
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      Greyfriar's Bobby is a wonderful old story, a true story. Disney put a twist on it though, as the dog's real owner was a police man, not a Shepard Buddy. In San Diego California, there is a statue of Bobby, a duplicate of the one in Edinburgh, as they are sister cities!

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