Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Seven Degrees of Sherlock Holmes - #41 - Still old movie week - Alex Mackenzie

Still catching up on old movies and some childhood favorites and trying to immerse my daughter into some classic Disney, I am going with another oldie.

"Greyfriars Bobby" was made by Disney in 1961 and tells the tale of a loyal dog sticking by it's master even after death. Although argued by critics as a much made up story (not by Disney), it is still a fun movie to watch with kids.

I picked Alex Mackenzie, who played 'Old Jock', because he didn't even get into acting till he was 61, after finishing a career as a teacher.
Surely someone who started so late would not have time to make a Sherlockian movie connection?

Alex Mackenzie (1885-1965) -

took part in the 1957 movie "Rockets Galore" (by another famous Scot) - 

which also featured Donald Sinden (1923-  )

who participated in 1973's "The Day of the Jackal"

in which one of our favorite Watson's, Edward Hardwicke (1932-2011) had an uncredited part

So, there you have it, there you are.

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