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Lost in the Desert (1969)

Dirkie (original title)
After a plane crash a young boy and his dog wander through the Kalahari desert.

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Cast overview:
Wynand Uys ...
Dirkie DeVries (as Dirkie Hayes)
Jamie Uys ...
Anton DeVries (as Jamie Hayes)
Lady Frolic of Belvedale ...
Lolly
Wilhelm Esterhuizen ...
Smitty
Sue Burman ...
Joan
Jan Bruyns ...
Colonel (as Jan Bruijns)
Pieter Hauptfleisch ...
Uncle Pete
Johan du Plooy ...
Jack
Bill Brewer ...
Editor
Jacques Loots ...
Doctor (as Jaques Loots)
Heinrich Marnitz ...
Hoffman
Eugene Erasmus ...
Operator
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Filmed in the most dangerous wastelands, the Kalahari Desert, "Lost in the Desert" is a story of suspense, conflict and incredible human courage as an 8-year-old boy and his dog are left to face this vast wasteland alone after an airplane crash, while an army of men and machines penetrate the desert searching for them. The film is based on true events and is sure to hold you spellbound! Written by Anonymous

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The Story of A Small Boy's Fight For Survival And A Father's Desperate Efforts To Save His Son! See more »


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Adventure in the Red Desert  »

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Apart from the practical difficulties associated with filming in the desert, what made this movie even more of a feat was that it was filmed twice; once in Afrikaans and once in English. See more »

Connections

Remade as Papam Pasivaadu (1972) See more »

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Wait for Tomorrow
Written by Jimmy Stewart, Doug Ashdown and Eric Gross
Performed by Edwin Duff
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A great adventure movie for the kids-at-heart.
3 October 2000 | by (San Pablo, CA USA) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie as a double feature with Oliver Twist (the one with Mark Lester as Oliver) and both movies have lived in my heart ever since. Lost In The Desert provided a different type of adventure than Oliver, being outdoors and with a great cast of exotic animals. Back then I was at the same age as the boy featured in the movie, I identified with him and wanted to travel far away and encounter all the perils and adventures that he did with his little dog. This is one of those great family movies almost in the tradition of the Walt Disney movies made in the 60's. A great movie overall.


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