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Owd Bob [DVD]

Will Fyffe , John Loder , Robert Stevenson    Universal, suitable for all   DVD
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Will Fyffe, John Loder, Margaret Lockwood, Graham Moffatt
  • Directors: Robert Stevenson
  • Format: Dolby, PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: U
  • Studio: Odeon Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 16 May 2011
  • Run Time: 75 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004UR2AA2
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 84,658 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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The first ever DVD release of this classic British comedy drama Starring some of Britain's best-loved actors (and some brilliant canine performers) Owd Bob is a delightful tale of love and rivalry on the Cumbrian hills. When farmer David Moore (John Loder) settles in Cumbria, he receives a warm welcome from all his neighbours but one; Adam McAdam (Will Fyffe) is a cantankerous old grump. David wants to make peace, especially when he falls in love with McAdam's daughter Jeannie (Margaret Lockwood) but the old man has other things on his mind. McAdam's pride and joy, his dog Black Wull, has been accused of killing sheep, not that McAdam cares: he's only bothered about winning the sheepdog trials he's won for two years running. But David has also entered the competition. What's more, his dog Owd Bob is strongly favoured...Extra Features include Best of British Trailers and Booklet Notes

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United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 0 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), SPECIAL FEATURES: Black & White, Booklet, Interactive Menu, Scene Access, Trailer(s), SYNOPSIS: Starring some of Britain's best-loved actors (and some brilliant canine performers) Owd Bob is a delightful tale of love and rivalry on the Cumbrian hills. When farmer David Moore (John Loder) settles in Cumbria, he receives a warm welcome from all his neighbours but one; Adam McAdam (Will Fyffe) is a cantankerous old grump. David wants to make peace, especially when he falls in love with McAdam's daughter Jeannie (Margaret Lockwood) but the old man has other things on his mind. McAdam's pride and joy, his dog Black Wull, has been accused of killing sheep, not that McAdam cares: he's only bothered about winning the sheepdog trials he's won for two years running. But David has also entered the competition. What's more, his dog Owd Bob is strongly favoured... ...Owd Bob ( To the Victor )


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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good, old-fashioned entertainment! 7 Mar 2005
By A Customer
Format:VHS Tape
Charming, bittersweet, Ealingesque comedy-drama about the trials and tribulations of Cumberland hill-farmers, their womenfolk and, of course, their dogs - Owd Bob of the title being one such - in the early Twentieth Century.
The plot revolves around the rivalry between wily old Scotsman Adam MacAdam (played by music hall star Will Fyffe) and newcomer Davey Moore (played by John Loder) as they prepare to pit their champion sheepdogs - Black Wull and Owd Bob respectively - against each other in a forthcoming sheepdog trial. One or other of the dogs appears be responsible for a spate of sheep worrying incidents and, come the denouement, when the true culprit is revealed and what must be done is done, you'll be sobbing into your hanky, I can tell you!
The love interest is provided by a very young and very beautiful Margaret Lockwood who, later the same year, would achieve international stardom appearing in Hitchcock's The Lady Vanishes. Here, playing MacAdam's lovely daughter Jeannie, RADA-trained Lockwood, who would subsequently prove herself an actress of great ability and substantial range, has little enough to do except smile a lot, pout deliciously and stand around looking gorgeous - something, needless to say, that she does very,very well indeed!
This is arguably the best of several film versions of Alfred Ollivant's tale. The direction is by Robert Stevenson who went on to direct such classics as Bed knobs and Broomsticks and Mary Poppins for Disney. There is also a haunting musical score.
In sum, for gentle, understated entertainment with a sentimental slant and period charm, this film is a joy to watch.... especially if you like sheepdogs!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great CLASSIC 18 Jun 2011
Format:DVD
A great little classic...Will Fyffe gives a great performance...this little film has a surprise twist in the tail, which today would probably be changed around
Well worth a view if you like classic british film
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good yarn 3 July 2013
By J. Levy
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Will get to see it when I can but I'm filled up with books/videos that I bought and never saw.read,sorry
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