Good-Bye, My Lady (1956)

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    • Good-Bye, My Lady (1956)



      Information from IMDb

      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

      Full Cast
      Walter Brennan ... Uncle Jesse Jackson
      Brandon De Wilde ... Skeeter (Claude)
      William Hopper ... Walden Grover
      Phil Harris ... Mr. Cash
      Sidney Poitier ... Gates
      Louise Beavers ... Bonnie Drew
      My Love of the Congo ... The dog...a basenji (uncredited)

      Writing Credits
      Albert Sidney Fleischman
      James H. Street novel

      Original Music
      Laurindo Almeida
      George Fields

      William H. Clothier

      Good-bye, My Lady was originally released on VHS in the United States by Warner Home Video, on December 13, 1993. On December 10, 2010, Warner Archive Collection released Good-bye, My Lady as a manufactured on-demand remastered wide-screen DVD-R release.

      In an interview for Turner Classic Movies Gretchen Wayne, the daughter-in-law of John Wayne and the current president of Batjac Productions, was asked about a DVD.
      "I'm not sure who owns Good-bye, My Lady -- it might be Warner Brothers.
      It's a charming story and it should be released," she said.

      Music composed and played by Laurindo Almeida (guitar) and George Fields (Harmonica). Song: "When Your Boy Becomes A Man". Music by Don Powell and lyrics by Moris Erby.

      A boy learns what it means to be a man by befriending and training a stray Basenji dog and then is forced to surrender her to its rightful owner. Both readers of the story and film-goers found the boy's eventual loss of the dog unexpected.

      Chosen for the film was My Lady of the Congo, a six-month old Basenji puppy of Miss Veronica Tudor-Williams of Molesey, England. My Lady was flown to Hollywood to be followed later by four young dogs as doubles, including her little brother My Lord of the Congo and Flageolet of the Congo, subsequently an International Champion. As it was, My Lady wound up doing most of the scenes. When not filming with then 13-year-old De Wilde, the dog spent all her time with him and a real attachment developed between them. Unknown to theater-goers that saw boy and dog parted in the film was the fact that the written agreement that supplied the animal stated that My Lady would become the personal property of Brandon De Wilde upon completion of filming.

      The rare breed of dog was heretofore unknown to most Americans. Affected by either the story, the novel or the movie, many people were inclined to become Basenji owners at this particular point in time.

      Brennan and De Wilde would unite again for the cameras in 1965 for Disney in Those Calloways. That same year De Wilde would play producer John Wayne's son in In Harm's Way.

      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) to play a married couple in a single scene for this film.

      After Skeeter has placed Lady in the cage in the back of the pickup, Skeeter closes the tailgate and the pickup immediately drives away. This pickup is from a time when the tailgate was held shut by hooks on each side that are held in place on the ends of chains. To close the tailgate it was necessary to put those hooks in place or the tailgate would fall open. Skeeter had no time, and had made no effort to use these hooks.

      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.

      Filming Location
      Albany, Georgia, USA

      Best Wishes
      London- England

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    • Re: Duke's Productions- Good-bye, My Lady (1956)

      Good-bye, My Lady is a 1956 American film adaptation of the novel
      Good-bye, My Lady (1954) by James H. Street.
      The book had been inspired by Street's original story appearing in
      The Saturday Evening Post.
      As written, the story takes place in Mississippi, but was Hollywood
      changed to the state of Georgia, where some on location filming occurred.
      Street was going to be the principal advisor on the film
      when he suddenly died of a heart attack.
      The film was produced by John Wayne's Batjac Productions.
      Directed by William A. Wellman, it starred Walter Brennan and
      Brandon De Wilde, with Sidney Poitier and Phil Harris in supporting roles.
      Cinematography by favourite camerman William H. Clothier

      User Review

      Beautiful movie about love, friendship and loyalty.
      25 December 2010 | by jdherrera45-622-394908 (Honduras)

      I saw this movie with my father when I was a kid, of course we loved the movie. In Spanish the title was Inseparables. I have been looking for this movie for several years, finally my daughter found it on internet and ordered it for me as a Xmas present. We watched it today and I could remember just about everything in the movie. I am a little confused, I remember when I saw the movie many years ago, Lady returns to Skeeter and Uncle Jesse, but the owner comes back to get her. He takes her away again, but this time she does not return. This did not happen in the movie that we saw today. Am I mistaken? Did the movie have an alternative ending? Any clarification to this will be greatly appreciated. We enjoyed the movie so much and it brought wonderful memories of my dear father.
      Best Wishes
      London- England

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    • Re: Duke's Productions- Good-bye, My Lady (1956)

      One can watch the trailer, or buy the movie on Amazon, at This location for $9.99.

      Any movie with Walter Brennen in it, is usually pretty good.

      Chester :newyear:

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