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A Dog of Flanders
Directed by James B. Clark
Produced by Robert B. Radnitz
Screenplay by Ted Sherdeman
Starring David Ladd
Donald Crisp
Theodore Bikel
Music by Paul Sawtelle
Bert Shefter
Santa Cecilia Academy Orchestra and Chorus of Rome
Cinematography Otto Heller, B.S.C.
Editing by Benjamin Laird
Studio Associated Producers Inc
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release date(s) March 17, 1960 (1960-03-17)
Running time 96 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $600,000
Money made $3 million

A Dog of Flanders is a 1960 American drama film directed by James B. Clark, with stars David Ladd, Donald Crisp and Theodore Bikel. It is based on the 1872 novel of the same name by Ouida. It was released on March 17, 1960 by 20th Century Fox in CinemaScope and Color by De Luxe

Unlike the novel, which has a tragic end, the film has a happy ending for the boy and his dog.

"Patrasche" is played by Spike the Mastador, best known for playing the title character in Old Yeller.


  • David Ladd as Nello Daas
  • Donald Crisp as Jehan Daas
  • Theodore Bikel as Piet Van Gelder
  • Max Croiset as Cogez the miller
  • Monique Ahrens as Corrie
  • Siohban Taylor as Alois Cogez
  • Gijsbert Tersteeg as the landlord
  • John Soer as the peddler
  • Katherine Holland as the miller's wife
  • Lo van Hensbergen as the priest
  • "Patrasche"
  • Hans Tiemeyer
  • Maxim Hamel
  • John De Freese
  • Mathieu van Eysden
  • Katja Berndsen
  • Heleen van Meurs
  • Ulla Larsen

Comic book adaption

  • Dell Four Color #1088 (April 1960)
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