Owd Bob (1938 film)

Owd Bob is a 1938 British drama film directed by Robert Stevenson. It stars Will Fyffe and John Loder.[1] The film was released as To the Victor in the United States.[2] It was based on the novel Owd Bob, previously filmed in 1924.[3]

Owd Bob
Original trade ad
Directed byRobert Stevenson
Written byJ.B. Williams
Michael Hogan
Based onthe novel Owd Bob: The Grey Dog of Kenmuir by Alfred Ollivant
StarringWill Fyffe
Music byCharles Williams (uncredited)
CinematographyJack E. Cox
Edited byR.E. Dearing
Distributed byGeneral Film Distributors (UK)
Release date
26 January 1938 (London) (UK)
12 April 1938 (U.S.A.)
Running time
78 min.
CountryUnited Kingdom


Critical reception

The New York Times wrote, "it is an affectionate film, simple as a shepherd's life, and it is an admirable film, gaited to the remarkably adept performance of Will Fyffe as the likable old curmudgeon, McAdam. Mr. Fyffe's McAdam fits snugly into the mental dossier we have been compiling under the heading, "great performances." Such a treacherous old rascal, such an old reprobate, such a wicked-eyed old hypocrite, such a beloved old rip has not been seen hereabouts for many a moon. Such a terribly amusing old boy!...We found it a thoroughly delightful picture, true to its background and true to its author...In short, we enjoyed the picture for the simple and kindly offering it is, and we feel that you will, too—especially if you've a pup about the house."[4]


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