Ring of Bright Water

Ring of Bright Water (1969)

The stars, the warmth, the pleasure of Born Free.

  • Genre: Drama, Family
  • Release Date: 1969-06-18
  • User Rating: 5.6/10 from 21 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 47min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: The Rank Organisation
  • Production Country: United Kingdom
  • Director: Jack Couffer
star 5.6/10
From 21 Ratings


Stuck in a dead-end job, Graham Merrill adopts an otter, Mij, as a pet and then moves to an isolated village in western Scotland. Together they set out to explore the curious and magnificent natural wonders that surround their seaside home. Soon, Graham finds himself falling in love with the beautiful town doctor, Mary. Before long, the three become inseparable friends.

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  • Bill Travers

    as Graham Merrill
  • Virginia McKenna

    as Mary MacKenzie
  • Peter Jeffrey

    as Colin Wilcox
  • Jameson Clark

    as Storekeeper
  • Helena Gloag

    as Mrs. Flora Elrich
  • Willie Joss

    as Lighthouse keeper
  • Roddy McMillan

    as Bus driver
  • Jean Taylor Smith

    as Mrs. Sarah Chambers
  • Christopher Benjamin

    as Fishmonger
  • Kevin Collins

    as Fisherman
  • Archie Duncan

    as Road mender
  • June Ellis

    as Barmaid
  • Philippa Gail

    as Pet stall girl
  • Tommy Godfrey

    as Ticket seller
  • Walter Hall

  • Bill Horsley

    as Timid man
  • Phil McCall

    as Frank
  • Philip Morant

  • Michael O'Halloran

    as Herman
  • John Young

    as Guard
  • James Gibson

    as Sleeping car attendant (uncredited)
Production Edgar J. Scherick Executive Producer
Production Joseph Strick Producer
Writing Jack Couffer Screenplay
Directing Jack Couffer Director
Writing Bill Travers Screenplay
Camera Wolfgang Suschitzky Director of Photography
Sound Frank Cordell Original Music Composer
Editing Reginald Mills Editor
Art Kenneth Ryan Art Direction