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The Story of the Silver Skates


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Starring Eleanor Parker, Richard Basehart, John Gregson, Cyril Ritchard
with Robin Askwith

In December the annual ice-skating race takes place, an event looked forward to by all the young people, not least by Hans who wants to win the coveted prize-a pair of silver skates.
This lavishly staged musical film, set in Holland in the middle of the last century, tells the story of the poor Brinker family and young Hans who is trying to raise money to help his ailing father.

Produced by MMM Production Company in co-operation with NBC


Based on a book by: Mary Mapes
Music and lyrics: Moose Charlap
Director: Bob Scheerer
Raff Brinker: John Gregson
Dame Brinker: Eleanor Parker
Hans Brinker: Robin Askwith
Gretel Brinker: Roberta Tovey
Dr. Boekman: Richard Basehart
Mr. Kleef: Cyril Ritchard
Annie Bouman: Sheila Whitmill

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The Story of the Silver Skates

BBC One London, 31 December 1971 15.50

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