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Big Red (1962)

 -  Adventure | Drama | Family  -  6 June 1962 (USA)
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A wealthy sportsman's decision to hire a backwoods orphan to exercise a champion Irish Setter has unexpected consequences.

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James Haggin
Gilles Payant ...
Rene Dumont
Émile Genest ...
Emile Fornet
Janette Bertrand ...
Therese Fornet
Georges Bouvier ...
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Doris Lussier ...
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A wealthy sportsman's decision to hire a backwoods orphan to exercise a champion Irish Setter has unexpected consequences.

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BRAVE RUNAWAYS...together they conquered the wilderness and the heart of a proud man!


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The first half of "Big Red" was telecast on "Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color" on the same night that "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" had its television premiere. Both programs were shown on NBC. The second half of "Big Red" was shown a week later. See more »

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Emile says that Big Red's right paw is injured, but he examines the left paw (which was the one previously caught in the fence). See more »


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MON AMOUR PERDU (BIG RED'S THEME)
Written by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman
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Fine, understated family film
9 January 1999 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Big Red" is the story of a boy and a dog. The dog, Big Red, is owned by an older woodsman, played by Walter Pigeon. But Walter only wants the dog as a showdog, and treats him like a piece of furniture. When a young boy comes to work for Walter, he showers the dog with attention, and the dog becomes emotionally attached to the boy. Walter forbids the boy from paying attention to Big Red; the dog becomes depressed and jumps through a glass window to get to his friend. The glass slices the dog up, and after he heals, Walter sees that with all the scars on Red, he will no longer make it as a showdog. He gives the dog to the boy. But Red also has feelings for his old master, no matter how Walter seems to act toward him, and in the end Big Red and the boy save Walter after a hunting accident. This is a good family film; a little on the dramatic and depressing side, but for older kids it would be fine.


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