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Greyfriars Bobby

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Greyfriars Bobby is a movie produced by Walt Disney Productions in 1961. It is based on a book of the same name by Elinor Atkinson. The movie stars Donald Crisp, Laurence Naismith, and a Skye terrier named Bobby. The movie received excellent reviews. There is a water fountain in Edinburgh inspired by the dog.

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The story is about a Skye terrier who spends every night for fourteen years sleeping on his master's grave, a poor homeless man named Old Jock. Two men in the neighborhood (a tavern keeper and a church sexton) become rivals in providing care and food for the dog, but Bobby belongs to no one but his dead master.

The children in the neighborhood put their pennies together to buy Bobby a collar and license, thus saving the little dog from being put down. Bobby becomes a superstar and loved he is given the freedom of Edinburgh.


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