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Ouida (novel)
Dorothy Yost (adaptation)
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Release Date:
22 March 1935 (USA) See more »
Tentative adaptation of Ouida's sentimental classic about a poor Flemish boy (Frankie Thomas) whose ambition is to become a painter. | Add synopsis »
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Frankie Thomas Dies
 (From WENN. 18 May 2006)

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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Frankie Thomas ... Nello Daas
O.P. Heggie ... Grandfather Jehan Daas
Helen Parrish ... Maria Cogez
DeWitt Jennings ... Carl Cogez
Ann Shoemaker ... Frau Ilse Cogez
Christian Rub ... Hans
Richard Quine ... Pieter Vanderkloot

Frank Reicher ... Herr Vanderkloot

Nella Walker ... Frau Vanderkloot
Addison Richards ... Herr Herden
Josef Swickard ... Monsieur de LaTour (replaced by Henry Kolker) (scenes deleted)
Sarah Padden ... Frau Keller
Harry Beresford ... Sacristan
Lightning ... Leopold, 'Leo' the dog
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Reginald Barlow ... Official with Court Order (uncredited)
Elsa Janssen ... The Cogez' Maid (uncredited)
Marcia Mae Jones ... Little Girl at Party (uncredited)
Henry Kolker ... Monsieur LaTour, Art Critic (uncredited)
Clarence Wilson ... Antoine - Official with Court Order (uncredited)

Directed by
Edward Sloman 
Writing credits
Ouida (novel)

Dorothy Yost (adaptation)

Ainsworth Morgan (screenplay)

John Twist  contributor to screenplay construction (uncredited)

Produced by
William Sistrom .... associate producer
Original Music by
Alberto Colombo (uncredited)
Cinematography by
J. Roy Hunt (photographed by)
Film Editing by
George Crone 
Art Direction by
Van Nest Polglase 
Costume Design by
Walter Plunkett (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
James H. Anderson .... assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Charles M. Kirk .... associate art director (as Charles Kirk)
Sound Department
Paul F. Wiser .... sound recordist
Special Effects by
Harry Redmond Sr. .... special effects supervisor (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Ernest Bachrach .... still photographer (uncredited)
Music Department
Alberto Colombo .... musical director
Max Steiner .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Roy Webb .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Other crew
Elizabeth McGaffey .... researcher (uncredited)
Hermes Pan .... dance director (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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72 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Victor System)
USA:Approved (PCA #621)

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A contemporary news item listed Henry Kolker in the cast, but he never appeared.See more »
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
And Dream of More, 12 March 2010
Author: boblipton from New York City

The acting in this version of Ouida's sentimental story of a poor young boy who wants to be an artist definitely has its issues in terms of speaking lines; even O.P. Heggie, usually a very reliable talent, is poorly modulated. This I lay solely at the feet of the director, Edward Sloman, who had been directing for twenty years.

However, even though a dialog director might have aided some of the performances, the visuals in this are outstanding -- a hallmark of Sloman's work and veteran cinematographer J. Roy Hunt. The voice direction may be poor, but the physical acting is just fine. Given the story -- and the dialog -- references to Rubens, it should come as no surprise that the images refer to the artist, and make the point of the story thereby: that beauty is everywhere for those who can see it, and that faith hope and charity will be rewarded.

This may seem a naive sentiment in this day and age, but when was there a day and age where these virtues were not threatened? Surely a simple story is the place to begin to tell a simple tale.

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