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The Little Ark (1972)

Two children are trapped in the tower of a church during a flood. Local fishermen attempt to rescue them.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
The Captain
Geneviève Ambas ...
Philip Frame ...
Max Croiset ...
Father Grijpma
Truus Dekker ...
Mother Grijpma
Lo van Hensbergen ...
Mr. Tandema
Edda Barends ...
Nurse Winters
Johan te Slaa ...
Kok (as Johan De Slaa)
Lex Schoorel ...
Helen van Meurs ...
Guus Verstraete ...
Heleen Pimentel ...
Mrs. Ool
Riek Schagen ...
Vrouu Brodfelder
Martin Brozius ...
Maurits Koekoek ...
Farmer's Son


Two children are trapped in the tower of a church during a flood. Local fishermen attempt to rescue them.

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Amidst a rushing flood of adventure they learned more about love and courage than most people do in a lifetime.


Adventure | Family


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Release Date:

March 1972 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La pequeña arca  »

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2.35 : 1
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pretty decent youth film
25 October 2000 | by (Hilversum, The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

While "zapping" through the channels on just another rainy autumn day I came across this film.

And I immediately liked the story, it goes about the big flood in 1953 which struck a big part of The Netherlands. And for me, as a Dutchmen, this off course was a reason to keep watching.

It's pretty good, with off course some small downsides to it, for starters, the Dutch actors have an pretty bad accent while trying to speak English, and on the other hand, the American actors have some trouble with pronouncing the Dutch names. Overall it's an OK youth film, with some "historical value" because it deals with such an disaster.

a 7 out of 10

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