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A Dog of Flanders (1960)

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The emotional story of a boy, his grandfather, and his dog. The boy's dream of becoming a great classical painter appears shattered when his loving grandfather dies.

Director:

James B. Clark

Writers:

Ouida (story), Ted Sherdeman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Ladd ... Nello Daas
Donald Crisp ... Jehan Daas
Theodore Bikel ... Piet van Gelder
Max Croiset Max Croiset ... Mr. Cogez, the Miller
Monique Ahrens Monique Ahrens ... Corrie
Siobhan Taylor Siobhan Taylor ... Alois (as Siohban Taylor)
Gijsbert Tersteeg Gijsbert Tersteeg ... The Landlord (as Gijsb Tersteeg)
John Soer John Soer ... The Peddler
Katherine Holland Katherine Holland ... Ilse Cogez
Lo van Hensbergen Lo van Hensbergen ... The Priest
Hans Tiemeyer Hans Tiemeyer
Maxim Hamel Maxim Hamel
John De Freese John De Freese
Matthieu van Eysden Matthieu van Eysden ... (as Mathieu van Eysden)
Katja Berndsen Katja Berndsen
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The emotional story of a boy, his grandfather, and his dog. The boy's dream of becoming a great classical painter appears shattered when his loving grandfather dies.

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The love and friendship of a boy and his dog. See more »

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Drama | Family

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 March 1960 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Un sueño imposible See more »

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Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Sound Mix:

4-Track Stereo (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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There are several Lassie connections in this film. The dog trainer on this movie is Frank Weatherwax, the brother of Lassie's trainer, Rudd Weatherwax. Donald Crisp,who plays David Ladd's grandfather here, played the father in "Lassie Come Home" (1942)and had roles in three "Lassie" movies. Crisp was also James Brown, the kirk yard keeper, in Disney's Greyfriars Bobby: The True Story of a Dog (1961). See more »

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The scene when Nello is walking the little girl back to her house after bringing the dog home: The camera is in front of them as they walk, and you can see the tire tracks of the camera as it stays in front of them. See more »

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Version of Gekijôban Furandaasu no inu (1997) See more »

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Dog of Flanders trivia
28 March 2006 | by WaxSee all my reviews

Fans of the movie "Old Yeller" nay be interested in knowing that the same dog who played the title role in that movie, plays the title role in this version of "A Dog of Flanders".

The dog trainer on this movie is Frank Weatherwax, the brother of Lassie's trainer, Rudd Weatherwax.

Fans of "Lassie Come Home" (1942) may notice that Donald Crisp, who played the father in that movie, plays David Ladd's father here. Donald Crisp had roles in three "Lassie" movies, and was also in Disney's "Greyfriars Bobby".

Donald Crisp has a long history with dogs. He himself was the owner of "Strongheart", a German shepherd who stared in several silent movies.

Wax


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