Saturday, December 31, 2016

A Dog of Flanders (1959)

Twentieth Century-Fox Film
Directed by James B. Clark
My rating: 2.5 stars out of 4
IMDb Wikipedia
(DVD, Koch Vision)

An elderly man and his young grandson deliver milk from the country to the city every day in turn-of-the-century Antwerp. One day when returning home they find a dog left to die by his cruel owner on the side of the road. Despite their dire poverty, they bring him home and nurse him back to health. Meanwhile, the grandfather has his own health problems and worries about the boy's future who has aspirations of being an artist. Luckily, he is taken under the wing of another successful artist, played to the hilt by Theodore Bikel. Simple story with good location photography, finally available in its original widescreen presentation.

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