Ring of Bright Water (1969)

Dir. Jack Couffer / UK / Family, Comedy, Drama / Colour / 107m

When a man buys an otter for a pet, he gets more than he bargained for as he tries to keep the animal in his bathtub. He and his pet soon find life in London is not the place for such and animal, so the two head for a ramshackle cottage on the coast of Scotland. The man enlists the help of a local female doctor to help in the care and feeding of his beloved otter in this family feature from the writers of ‘Born Free’. Together the three set out to explore the curious and magnificent natural wonders that surround their seaside home – from orphaned geese to tooth-less sharks.

This is one of the few films in our collection that does not focus purely on landscape and wildlife. Watched now, it has a strong conservation subtext. There is accomplished wildlife photography throughout and a devastatingly memorable conclusion.

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