Barry (1949)

Genres - Drama, Romance  |   Run Time - 105 min.  |   Countries - France  |  
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The title character in this French outdoor drama is a trusty St. Bernard dog. The dramatic weight of the story, however, is carried on the shoulders of Barry's master Theotime (Pierre Fresnay). In flashback, the audience is apprised of the events leading up to Theotime's decision to enter the priesthood. As can be expected, a woman (Simone Valere) is the cause of it all. In the spirit of "forgive and forget," Father Theotime does his best to smooth the path of romance for his former lady friend and his onetime best friend (Marc Valbel). Meanwhile, Barry distinguishes himself with various and sundry acts of "above and beyond the call" heroism.

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animal, courage, dog, friendship, love-choices, love-triangle, romance