Greyfriars Bobby: The True Story of a Dog

Greyfriars Bobby: The True Story of a Dog

Donald Crisp
Director: Don Chaffey Cast: Donald Crisp
Donald Crisp
, Laurence Naismith
Laurence Naismith
, Alex Mackenzie
Alex Mackenzie
Don Chaffey


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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/06/2004
UPC: 0786936234107
Original Release: 1961
Rating: NR
Source: Walt Disney Video
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:31:00
Sales rank: 18,858

Special Features

Closed Caption; French and Spanish subtitles; Dolby Digital Mono sound; Fullscreen (1.33:1)

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Donald Crisp John Brown
Laurence Naismith Mr. Traill
Alex Mackenzie Old Jock
Kay Walsh Mrs. Brown
Andrew Cruickshank Lord Provost
Gordon Jackson Farmer
Vincent Winter Tammy
Moultrie Kelsall Magistrate
Rosalie Crutchley Farmer's wife
Freda Jackson Old woman caretaker
Jameson Clark Constable
Duncan MacRae Constable Maclean
Joyce Carey 1st Lady
Jack Lambert Doctor
Bruce Seton Actor

Technical Credits
Don Chaffey Director
Paul Beeson Cinematographer
Margaret Bolland Costumes/Costume Designer
Francis Chagrin Score Composer
John Darlys Consultant/advisor
Walt Disney Producer
Vernon Dixon Set Decoration/Design
Harry Frampton Makeup
Margaret Furse Costumes/Costume Designer
Maude Spector Casting
Michael Stringer Art Director
Peter Tanner Editor
Robert Westerby Screenwriter

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Bobby and Elsie [7:04]
2. In Edinburgh [9:20]
3. At the Inn [5:57]
4. The Death of Old Jock [7:12]
5. Faithful [10:05]
6. Return to the Farm [6:53]
7. A Shilling to the Finder [8:46]
8. Many Masters [7:00]
9. No Collar, No License [6:07]
10. A Matter of Principle [7:30]
11. Ownership Dispute [7:29]
12. Freedom of the City [7:18]

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