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A Dog of Flanders

A Dog of Flanders(1935)

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The working title of this film was A Boy of Flanders. According to a Hollywood Reporter news item, Hermes Pan directed the dance sequences in the film. Motion Picture Herald's "The Cutting Room" includes Henry Kolker in the cast, but his participation in the final film has not been confirmed. Ouida's story was first filmed in 1914 by Thanhouser as a two-reeler starring Marguerite Snow, Mr. Fischer, and Mignon Anderson. In 1924, Victor Schertzinger directed Jackie Coogan in an M-G-M version of Ouida's story called A Boy of Flanders (see AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1921-30; F2.0556). James B. Clark directed a 1959 version of Ouida's story for Twentieth Century-Fox, which starred David Ladd and Donald Crisp. Ouida's work also served as the basis for an animated television series broadcast in Japan in 1975, and the 1999 Woodbridge Films production A Dog of Flanders, directed by Kevin Brodie and starring Jeremy James Kissner and Jack Warden.