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. Epic Upload
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 and very hard to find film. 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.
Update: After doing some research I found that this was released on VHS in the U.S. and Australia, might have been released in other countries as well, please if you have a copy that looks better than this one contact me, I’d love to upgrade it, happy to trade for other rare Oscar nominated films/shorts/docs I have that I haven’t posted. Thank you!