on the feature film, "George" this Canadian production was
shot entirely in Switzerland with its home set located in the town
of Grindelwald. It continues the story of a "citified",
250 lb. St. Bernard whose former address was 5th Avenue, New York.
Starring Marshall Thompson as an Air Canada pilot living in the Swiss
Alps, Jack Mullany as Thompson's best friend and sidekick, Walter,
Trudy Young as Helga, Erna Sellmer as Frau Gerber the Nanny, Volker
Stewart as the young boy, Freddie and the incomparable George played
by Monk, a very lovable actor and substantial St. Bernard dog. The
show chronicles George's attempt to become a real dog instead of a
pampered pet. Jim's sister had owned George until she met her globe
trotting fiancée- so George was sent to Switzerland where St.
Bernard's save people not create havoc. The only grass George had
ever seen was in Central Park - so the sight gags alone are a riot
to watch. The show is filled with heartwarming antics and considerable
adventure stories of life in the Swiss Alps. The series played all
over Europe and Canada but never made it to American television, which
is a shame!
Marshall Thompson - Jim Hunter
Jack Mullaney - Walter Clark
Erna Sellmer - Frau Gerber Trudy Young - Aunt Helga
Volker Stewart - Freddie