This heart-rending family-oriented drama chronicles the adventure of two Dutch children who temporarily lose their father and mother during the great flood of 1953. Fortunately, they and their animals are taken in by a salty old boatman who helps them reunite with their father.
Director: James B. Clark.
Writers: Joanna Crawford, Jan de Hartog.
Stars: Theodore Bikel, Geneviève Ambas, Philip Frame, Max Croiset, Truus Dekker, Lo van Hensbergen, Edda Barends, Johan te Slaa, Lex Schoorel, Helen van Meurs, Guus Verstraete, Heleen Pimentel, Riek Schagen, Martin Brozius, Maurits Koekoek.
1973 Academy Awards – Nominated for an Oscar for Best Original Song (Fred Karlin/Meg Karlin).
Note: Big, big thanks to David for sending me a copy of this ultra-rare movie. The first 6 minutes of the film are in very poor condition I guess from damage on the tape from which this print comes from, but after that it clears and the quality is acceptable.