A Dog of Flanders
In 19th-century Belgium, destitute young artist Nello Daas (Frankie Thomas) rescues a dog from an abusive peddler and trains him to haul the milk cart owned by his frail grandfather, Jehen (O.P. Heggie). Nello is in love with beautiful Maria Cogez (Helen Parrish) but is forbidden to see her by her aristocratic father (De Witt Jennings). When Nello sells one of his drawings of Maria to wealthy Pieter Vanderkloot (Richard Quine), his rival enters it as his own in a prestigious scholarship contest.