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To Dance with the White Dog (1993)

PG | | Drama | TV Movie 5 December 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 »


Glenn Jordan


Terry Kay (novel), Susan Cooper (teleplay)

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 8 nominations. See more awards »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Hume Cronyn ... Robert Samuel Peek
Jessica Tandy ... Cora Peek
Christine Baranski ... Kate
Terry Beaver Terry Beaver ... Paul
Harley Cross ... Bobby
Esther Rolle ... Neelie
Frank Whaley ... James
Amy Wright ... Carrie
Dan Albright Dan Albright ... Noah
Dan Biggers Dan Biggers ... Dr. Bennett
Lane Bradbury Lane Bradbury ... Mildred Cook (as Janette Lane Bradbury)
Warde Q. Butler ... Neal Lewis
David Dwyer ... Holman
Ed Grady ... Herman Morris
Bob Hannah ... Clete Walton


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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Release Date:

5 December 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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

Filming Locations:

Americus, Georgia, USA See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The film stars real-life married couple Jessica Tandy and Hume Cronyn in one of their final film productions together. They were married for more than 50 years. After Jessica's death in 1994, Cronyn married Susan Cooper in 1996, who wrote this film. See more »


Kate: It's the grief, it's making him go crazy!
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Edited into Hallmark Hall of Fame (1951) See more »

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To Dance with the White Dog is a waste of your time..
30 August 2016 | by joannacichalewskiSee all my reviews

I am surprised that all of these comments have been pleasant and with a higher rating of 2 stars. This movie was so incredibly boring. I really tried to enjoy the movie but the dialogue was so so slow, tiresome and the acting was an embarrassment. I've never had to put so much effort to pay attention to a movie. I actually found myself contemplating going to the gym. I haven't gone to the gym in a year. After siting on the couch with little to none entertainment, I had to force myself off the couch and do some stretching to remind myself I am still alive. Without constant snacking, this movie will cause you question if you're dying.

The only reason I watched the remaining of the movie was because of the dog, also the only reason i gave this movie a rating of 2 stars. Unless you're looking for a movie to put you to sleep I advise you don't put yourself through the pain of watching this movie.

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