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A Boy of Flanders

A Boy of Flanders
A Boy of Flanders (1924) lobby card 2.jpg
Jackie Coogan and Teddy (lobby card)
Directed byVictor Schertzinger
Written byWalter Anthony
Marion Jackson (adaptation)
Based onA Dog of Flanders
by Ouida
Produced byJack Coogan Sr.
StarringJackie Coogan
Nigel De Brulier
Lionel Belmore
CinematographyFrank B. Good
Robert Martin
Edited byIrene Morra
Jackie Coogan Productions
Distributed byMetro-Goldwyn
Release date
  • April 7, 1924 (1924-04-07)
Running time
7 reels
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

A Boy of Flanders is a 1924 American silent family drama film directed by Victor Schertzinger and written by Max Abramson. It is based on the 1872 novel A Dog of Flanders by Ouida. The film stars Jackie Coogan, Nigel De Brulier, and Lionel Belmore. The film was released on April 7, 1924, by Metro-Goldwyn.[1][2]


As described in a film magazine review,[3] left orphaned by the death of his mother, Nello is dependent upon his old blind grandfather who sells milk in the village. The child assumes all household responsibilities and takes his grandfather about. His only friend is Alois Cogez and her mother, but her father hates the boy and makes life hard for him. Nello nurses back to health Petrasche, a poor beaten dog, and they become fast friends. Things go from bad to worse and Nello finally decides he can fight it no longer. He goes out into the storm of the night prepared to die, but his faithful dog finds him, he is restored and told that he has won the art prize and is to be adopted by Jan Van Dullen, the noted artist.



A print of A Boy of Flanders exists at the Gosfilmofond in Russia.[4]


  1. ^ "Progressive Silent Film List: A Boy of Flanders".
  2. ^ "A Boy of Flanders". Retrieved October 13, 2017.
  3. ^ Sloane, Henriette (April 5, 1924). "Box Office Reviews: A Boy of Flanders". Exhibitors Trade Review. New York: Exhibitors Review Publishing Corporation: 27. Retrieved November 3, 2022. Public Domain This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  4. ^ American Silent Feature Film Survival Database: A Boy of Flanders

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