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Wilton's Zoo (1939)

Boefje (original title)
Twelve year old Jan Grovers spends more time in the alleys of Rotterdam than with his family (though he occasionally looks after his tree younger sisters, all of whom are called Mientje). ... See full summary »

Director:

Douglas Sirk (as Detlef Sierck)

Writers:

J.M. Brusse (novel), Carl Zuckmayer | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Annie van Ees ... Boefje
Albert van Dalsum Albert van Dalsum ... Pastoor
Enny Snijders Enny Snijders ... Vrouw Grovers (as Enny Heymans-Snijders)
Piet Bron Piet Bron ... Vader Grovers
Guus Brox Guus Brox ... Pietje Puk
Mien Duymaer Van Twist Mien Duymaer Van Twist ... Floddermadam (as Mien Duymaer van Twist)
Piet Köhler Piet Köhler ... Grootvader
Nel Oosthout Nel Oosthout
Henri De Vries Henri De Vries ... (as Henry de Vries)
Frits Van Dijk Frits Van Dijk
Herman Bouber Herman Bouber
Matthieu van Eysden Matthieu van Eysden
Anton Roemer Anton Roemer
Jan C. De Vos Jan C. De Vos
Ludzer Eringa Ludzer Eringa
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Storyline

Twelve year old Jan Grovers spends more time in the alleys of Rotterdam than with his family (though he occasionally looks after his tree younger sisters, all of whom are called Mientje). Together with his best friend and partner in crime Pietje Puk he plans to travel to America to get rich. When a local clergyman takes pity on the boy and tries to teach him good manners, Boefje at first rebels. However, once he is sent to a strict boarding school, he takes an interest in music, specifically the pipe organ. Written by Il Tesoro

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Crime

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Details

Country:

Netherlands

Language:

Dutch

Release Date:

4 October 1939 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Wilton's Zoo See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

City Film See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Douglas Sirk immediately left the Netherlands after the shooting. He never saw the movie. See more »

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