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      Ring of Bright Water

      G 1969 1 hr. 47 min. Adventure List
      80% 5 Reviews Tomatometer 86% 1,000+ Ratings Audience Score One day, Graham Merrill (Bill Travers) spots a frisky otter in a pet shop window. He impulsively brings the playful creature home and falls in love with him, but soon realizes that a cramped London bathtub is no place for such a creature. Tired of hectic, noisy city life, Graham decides to move to a small village in Scotland and fulfill his dream of being a writer. He and the otter explore the countryside and befriend Mary MacKenzie (Virginia McKenna), the kindly town doctor. Read More Read Less

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      isla s I had seen this many, many years ago as a child and enjoyed it and I was pleased when it was shown on TV again - I recorded it for nostalgia's sake, even though (honestly) I wasn't around at the time it was originally released, in 1969. Its a funny, cute and enjoyable film for the most part. The otter, Mij, is lovely and I enjoyed watching his/her antics on screen. I noticed the slightly heavy use of classical/orchestrated music during scenes showing Mij. It has a bit of a fairy tale feel to it - I enjoyed seeing Graham adjust to living in the Scottish highlands. I didn't remember that, it'd seem, Graham named the otter Mij after an Arab Sheik he'd encountered. I liked watching this again and I still think its a good film, which I'd recommend to others. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member An old and much loved movie. Since seeing this, I've always wanted a pet otter of my own....unrealistic....but would still love one as a pet. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/21/23 Full Review ashley h Ring of Bright Water is a cute film. It is about a cute, cuddly pet shop otter who captures the heart of Graham Merill. Bill Travers and Virginia McKenna give excellent performances. The screenplay is well written. Jack Couffer did a great job directing this movie. I enjoyed this motion picture because of the drama. Ring of Bright Water is a must see. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member The adorable innocence of an otter. This movie was so cute, yet so sad. You'll love it! Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/20/23 Full Review Audience Member my kids LOVE this movie!!! So beautiful and tragic. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/23/23 Full Review Audience Member One of the first movies I remember seeing on TV as a child. Very moving - some of the images and emotions remain with me to this day. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/20/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Penelope Houston The Spectator The humans, again as usual, are required to do mildly idiotic things. Jul 18, 2018 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 3/5 Sep 24, 2005 Full Review Mark R. Leeper rec.arts.movies.reviews Rated: 4/5 Nov 3, 2004 Full Review Carol Cling Las Vegas Review-Journal Rated: 4/5 Aug 22, 2003 Full Review Jeffrey Westhoff Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL) Rated: 3/5 Feb 6, 2003 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis One day, Graham Merrill (Bill Travers) spots a frisky otter in a pet shop window. He impulsively brings the playful creature home and falls in love with him, but soon realizes that a cramped London bathtub is no place for such a creature. Tired of hectic, noisy city life, Graham decides to move to a small village in Scotland and fulfill his dream of being a writer. He and the otter explore the countryside and befriend Mary MacKenzie (Virginia McKenna), the kindly town doctor.
      Director
      Jack Couffer
      Executive Producer
      Edgar J. Scherick
      Screenwriter
      Jack Couffer, Bill Travers
      Rating
      G
      Genre
      Adventure
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (DVD)
      Apr 6, 2004