Dondi (Widescreen)

Based on the extremely popular comic strip of the 1950s, it's the heartwarming drama about a young Italian orphan who is "adopted" by a troop of American soldiers.
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 40 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1961
  • Label: Warner Archives
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
  • Audio:
    • English

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Description by OLDIES.com:

Merry Christmas, buddies! In Italy during World War II, American soldiers celebrate the season with a Christmas tree, cookies from home and a guest: an orphan boy named Dondi who finds his way into their barracks... and into their hearts. Then comes the day the soldiers ship off for home. Little Dondi, longing to stay with his "Mr. G.I. Buddies," stows away on the troop ship, sure that America has room for one more immigrant.

David Janssen heads a cast of popular character actors, including Arnold Stang, Robert Strauss and Gale Gordon, in a heartwarming tale based on Gus Edson and Irwin Hasen's popular newspaper comic strip that ran from the '50s to the '80s. Welcome to the good ol' USA, Dondi!

Product Description:

Based on a popular comic strip, this touching children's drama centers on an adorable saucer-eyed Italian war orphan who sneaks into the U.S. by stowing away aboard a returning naval ship. He did this in part to be with the benevolent soldiers who showed him kindness on the Christmas Eve before the war ended. Once they dock in New York, poor Dondi's friends go their separate ways and he ends up lost and having several adventures alone until happiness and peace return in the form of one of the sailors.

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Boats | Families | Family (General) | News
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Customer Rating: Rating 5.0
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Rating 5.0 dondi Movie Lover: from PHILADELPHIA, PA US -- August, 28, 2011

its an old favorite i loved and finially found it is a great story of how an orphan was taken in by soldiers & loved great story


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  • Sales Rank: 23,160
  • UPC: 883316225110
  • Shipping Weight: 0.27/lbs (approx)
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