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16 Ratings

Good-bye, My Lady

Directed by William A. Wellman
United States, 1956


An old man and a young boy who live in the southeastern Mississippi swamps are brought together by the love of a dog.

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Good-bye, My Lady Directed by William A. Wellman

Critics reviews

Wellman directs with simplicity, exploiting William Clothier’s beautiful location photography, and serving up some of his favorite compositional eccentricities: scenes of violence are frequently occluded by foreground clutter, adding a sense of documentary catch-as-catch-can. This can apply to scenes of emotional violence as well as physical.
September 01, 2016
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All harm against animals is forgiven by William A. Wellman’s serene, tender and utterly modest masterpiece, Good-Bye, My Lady… Suffice to say, one would be hard-pressed to find a better movie anywhere on this earth, and hard pressed to find a better understanding of the importance of animals to man.
November 06, 2015
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The film, one of the finest in Wellman’s oeuvre and the kind of pastoral masterpiece that every great American director was due to sign at some time or other, is about an old man and a boy, both excellent as played by Walter Brennan (one of the greatest roles of that actor so dear to all of us) and Brandon deWilde… It’s Americana at the root level, as basic as the purest Hemingway short stories or moments that Flaherty captured on film.
July 01, 2014
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