Directed by William A. Wellman • 1956 • United States
Starring Walter Brennan, Phil Harris, Brandon De Wilde
What is that strange animal twelve-year-old Skeeter spied in the Mississippi swamp? It looks like a dog. But it laughs—even cries real tears—instead of barking. Skeeter brings it home, and into the best adventure a boy could ever have. From the beloved novel by James Street, GOOD-BYE, MY LADY boasts a legendary director (William A. Wellman), real southern-bayou location shooting, and a superb cast that includes Academy Award winners Walter Brennan and Sidney Poitier, plus Phil Harris and young Brandon de Wilde. But perhaps the biggest star in the cast is Lady herself, a rare African basenji. Skeeter certainly can’t resist her. She’s his pride, his responsibility, his best friend. So when Lady’s real owners advertise to find her, the boy is torn between what his heart and his conscience tell him to do.