Big Red (film)
Big Red is a 1962
1962 in film
The year 1962 in film involved some significant events.-Events:*May - The Golden Horse Film Festival and Awards are officially founded by the Taiwanese government....

United States
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 family-oriented adventure film
Adventure film
Adventure films are a genre of film.Unlike pure, low-budget action films they often use their action scenes preferably to display and explore exotic locations in an energetic way....

 from Disney Studios
Walt Disney Pictures
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. Based on a 1945
1945 in literature
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 novel by American author Jim Kjelgaard
Jim Kjelgaard
James Arthur Kjelgaard was an American author of young adult literature.Born in New York City, New York, Jim Kjelgaard is the author of more than forty novels, the most famous of which is 1945's Big Red. It sold 225,000 copies by 1956 and was made into a 1962 Walt Disney film with the same title,...

 and adapted to the screen by American screenwriter
Screenwriters or scriptwriters or scenario writers are people who write/create the short or feature-length screenplays from which mass media such as films, television programs, Comics or video games are based.-Profession:...

 Louis Pelletier
Louis Pelletier
Louis Pelletier was an American author of radio dramas and screenplays for motion pictures and television....

, the film starred Walter Pidgeon
Walter Pidgeon
Walter Davis Pidgeon was a Canadian actor, who starred in many motion pictures, including Mrs...


Filmed in the province of Quebec
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, "Big Red" is an Irish Setter
Irish Setter
The Irish Setter , is a setter, a breed of gundog and family dog. The term Irish Setter is commonly used to encompass the show-bred dog recognized by the American Kennel Club as well as the field-bred Red Setter recognised by the Field Dog Stud Book....

 that would rather run through the woods than be the perfectly-trained and groomed show dog
Show dog
A show dog might refer to any dog entered into a dog show. More specifically, a show dog is a dog which has been specially bred, trained, and/or groomed to conform to the specifications of dog shows, so as to have a chance of winning...

 his sportsman owner (Pidgeon) wants. A ten-year-old orphan boy (Payant) helps look after the dog and rebels against his owner's strict discipline of "Big Red."

Primary cast

  • Walter Pidgeon
    Walter Pidgeon
    Walter Davis Pidgeon was a Canadian actor, who starred in many motion pictures, including Mrs...

     - James Haggin
  • Gilles Payant - Rene Dumont
  • Émile Genest
    Émile Genest
    -Career:Born in Quebec City, Quebec, as a young man Émile Genest served with the Canadian Navy during World War II. At war's end, he worked for a time in radio in his hometown before accepting a job with CBC radio in Montreal where he would eventually become a sportscaster, working in both the...

     - Emile Fornet
  • Janette Bertrand - Therese Fornet
  • Georges Bouvier - Baggageman
  • Doris Lussier
    Doris Lussier
    Doris Lussier was a comedian and actor, political scientist and activist. He was for many years the personal secretary of Georges-Henri Lévesque, but became famous as a comedian with the character of Père Gédéon, which was later included in the Les Plouffes television series...

    - Farmer Mariot
  • Champion Red Aye Scraps - Big Red

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