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Ring of Bright Water

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When a man buys an otter for a pet, he gets more than he bargained for as he tries to keep the animal in his bathtub. He and his pet soon find life in London is not the place for such and animal, so the two head for the coast. The man enlists the help of a local female doctor to help in the care and feeding of his beloved otter in this family feature from the writers of Born Free.
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When a man buys an otter for a pet, he gets more than he bargained for as he tries to keep the animal in his bathtub. He and his pet soon find life in London is not the place for such and animal, so the two head for the coast. The man enlists the help of a local female doctor to help in the care and feeding of his beloved otter in this family feature from the writers of Born Free.
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All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
Although animals had been a mainstay of many Disney live action films, there was a spate of animal films (such as Born Free) from other studios in the late 1960s and 1970s. Ring of Bright Water has as its real star a very likeable and entertaining otter, and his antics are a delight. The movie does drag a little bit and doesn't dig deeply into its characters; Graham's "I'm bored with and wasting my life" excuse at the start of the film is not convincing enough, and there's no exploration of exactly why this man develops such a strong (and potentially disturbing) bond with this otter or of what it really means to him to leave his secure life and become a beachcomber. Nor is the character of Mary given much inner life, and the supporting roles are so small as to defy in depth characterization. However, the story itself is irresistible, and the often gorgeous scenery is a treat; the shots of the sun making a dazzling diamond of the sea are simply glorious. And there's always Mij the otter, grunting, slipping, and swimming with an infectious joy. Parents, however, should be warned that his death may disturb young viewers. Bill Travers and Virginia McKenna followed Ring with the vastly inferior An Elephant Called Slowly.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/1/1998
  • UPC: 086162802232
  • Original Release: 1969
  • Source: 20th Century Fox
  • Format: VHS

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Bill Travers Graham Merrill
Virginia McKenna Mary MacKenzie
Peter Jeffrey Colin Clifford, Colin Wilcox
Roddy McMillan Bus Driver
Jameson Clark Storekeeper
Jean Taylor-Smith Mrs. Sarah Chambers
Helena Gloag Mrs. Flora Elrich
W.H.D. Joss Lighthouse Keeper
Archie Duncan Road Mender
Kevin Collins Fisherman
John Young Guard
James Gibson Sleeping Car Attendant
Michael O'Halloran Herman
Philip McCall Frank
Christopher Benjamin Fishmonger
Philippa Gail Pet Stall Girl
June C. Ellis Barmaid
Tommy Godfrey Ticket Seller
Philip Morant
Technical Credits
Jack C. Couffer Director, Screenwriter
Charles Lamont Director
Tom Beecham Consultant/advisor
Mabel Beecham Consultant/advisor
Betty Botley Songwriter
Frank Cordell Score Composer, Songwriter, Musical Direction/Supervision
Ernie Farrer Costumes/Costume Designer
Terry Lens Production Designer
Reginald Mills Editor
Ken Ryan Art Director
Edgar J. Scherick Executive Producer
Catherine Shirley Makeup
Joseph Strick Producer
Wolfgang Suschitzky Cinematographer
Bill Travers Screenwriter
Hubert Wells Consultant/advisor
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Special Otter--Great for Adults & Children

    The photography is outstanding of real life experiences of otter and its owner. There are funny situations and serious problems that occur in their relationships---owner and his otter. If you are an adult, please share this cd with any young people you know. Be aware that there is part that will need an explanation about how some adults view otters.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Whatwhatwhatwhatwhat!

    Precious, dear, and expanding--regarding our thoughts and relationships with God's little creatures.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

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