Loosely based on a '50's movie of the same name, it tells the story of two young orphan boys who travel by themselves from the Old country to join their father's family in Canada. There they encounter their stern disciplinarian grandfather who has alienated himself from some of his neighbors. There is particularly no love lost between the grandfather and his Dutch neighbors, who he generalizes as being responsible for his son's death in the Boor War. A side product of this animosity is that it is keeping apart the boy's aunt and her Dutch doctor suitor. The two boys change everything though when they find a young baby on the beach... Written by
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In the movie, Harry and Davy kidnap the "baby boy" of Hans Hooft (Tom Cameron mentions it is a boy at 1:03:00). Ironically, the baby boy is portrayed by a girl. This is the exact reverse of the 1953 film where the infant daughter who was kidnapped was portrayed by a boy. See more
(at around 1h 8 mins) After the search has been called off due to a storm, the baby is lying on the floor of the cave mostly wrapped in a dark blanket with its right arm and shoulder and some of its left shoulder exposed and with a lit lantern hanging behind it on the wall of the cave. When the boys enter the cave with Granddaddy, the baby is completely wrapped in a lighter colored blanket, except for its face, and the lantern has extinguished and is standing at the baby's feet. See more
[Willem is dropping off Kirsten at her house
This is far enough, Willem? Do not let my father see.
Well, if your father has any sense, he would've been asleep for hours.
[helps Kirsten off the buggy
I can't let you go without telling you how much I enjoyed being with you tonight.
I never knew dancing could be so wonderful.
Remake of The Little Kidnappers