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A Dog of Flanders (1959)

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The emotional story of a boy, his grandfather, and his dog. The boy's dream of becoming a great classical painter appears shattered when his loving grandfather dies.

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Siobhan Taylor ...
Alois (as Siohban Taylor)
Gijsbert Tersteeg ...
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Ilse Cogez
Lo van Hensbergen ...
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Hans Tiemeyer
Maxim Hamel
John De Freese
Matthieu van Eysden ...
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Katja Berndsen
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The emotional story of a boy, his grandfather, and his dog. The boy's dream of becoming a great classical painter appears shattered when his loving grandfather dies.

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The love and friendship of a boy and his dog. See more »

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Doce Aurora da Vida  »

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The dog who played the title role of "The Dog of Flanders" (named Patrasche in the movie - the same name Peter Paul Reubens named his dog) is the same dog who played the title role in "Old Yeller". See more »

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The scene when Nello is walking the little girl back to her house after bringing the dog home: The camera is in front of them as they walk, and you can see the tire tracks of the camera as it stays in front of them. See more »

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Dog of Flanders trivia
28 March 2006 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

Fans of the movie "Old Yeller" nay be interested in knowing that the same dog who played the title role in that movie, plays the title role in this version of "A Dog of Flanders".

The dog trainer on this movie is Frank Weatherwax, the brother of Lassie's trainer, Rudd Weatherwax.

Fans of "Lassie Come Home" (1942) may notice that Donald Crisp, who played the father in that movie, plays David Ladd's father here. Donald Crisp had roles in three "Lassie" movies, and was also in Disney's "Greyfriars Bobby".

Donald Crisp has a long history with dogs. He himself was the owner of "Strongheart", a German shepherd who stared in several silent movies.

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