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.
The love and friendship of a boy and his dog.
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Did You Know?
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
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