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To Dance with the White Dog (1993)

This is the touching story of an elderly widower trying to work through his grief. When Sam Peek's beloved wife, Cora, dies, a white dog suddenly materializes as his new companion and ... See full summary »

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Robert Samuel Peek
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Cora Peek
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Kate
Terry Beaver ...
Paul
Harley Cross ...
Bobby
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Neelie
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James
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Carrie
Dan Albright ...
Noah
Dan Biggers ...
Dr. Bennett
Lane Bradbury ...
Mildred Cook (as Janette Lane Bradbury)
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Neal Lewis
David Dwyer ...
Holman
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Herman Morris
Bob Hannah ...
Clete Walton
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This is the touching story of an elderly widower trying to work through his grief. When Sam Peek's beloved wife, Cora, dies, a white dog suddenly materializes as his new companion and confidant. Sam takes the dog on a nostalgic journey which dramatizes the fulfillment he shared with his departed wife. Written by <goldenshadows@hotmail.com>

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5 December 1993 (USA)  »

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Hallmark Hall of Fame: To Dance with the White Dog (#43.1)  »

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Local Webster County, GA resident, Tony Kennedy, was hired to advise production about snakes of the area during water scenes. See more »

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Robert Samuel Peek: There are no real endings on this earth, only discoveries.
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16 December 1998 | by (Hobart, Tasmania) – See all my reviews

As a fan of good made for TV movies, I watched this one with great interest, also being a Jessica Tandy and Hume Cronyn fan from way back, and having read the book, I wondered if they would be able to translate the depth of feeling that the book conveyed to the screen.

I need not have feared, To Dance With The White Dog is a marvellous movie, as the swansong of this marvellous pair of actors, acting together, it not only lives up to the depth of love and belonging portrayed in the book, it surpasses it.

Hume Cronyn is marvellous in his role, he was such a fine actor that not once did I feel that this was just a movie, it was made real for me, and that is the mark of a great movie.

This is a story about love, about a love so strong that it survives even after death, and about caring and coping with grief, the story of man who when his wife dies feels like he just can't go on without her, and she returns as a white dog to help him cope with his grief and to learn to live again.

I admit to having a bias towards "weepy" movies like this, but still I think this is a wonderful feel good movie that most people would enjoy


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