Tentative adaptation of Ouida's sentimental classic about a poor Flemish boy (Frankie Thomas) whose ambition is to become a painter.
Did You Know?
Nello Daas aspires to be an artist, like his idol, Peter Paul Rubens, whose painting he "visits" for inspiration in Antwerp Cathedral. The painting Nello sees in the film is Rubens' triptych, "The Descent from the Cross" (1612-1614). Other Rubens paintings in Antwerp Cathedral include "The Elevation (Raising) of the Cross" (1610-1611), also a triptych; and "The Assumption of the Virgin Mary" (1626), the Cathedral's altarpiece. See more
[Nello and his grandfather encounter a man on the road who has beaten his dog and left him for dead; after the man leaves, Nello listens to the dog's breathing
I think he's only a little dead.