Dik Trom en zijn dorpsgenoten

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Dik Trom en zijn dorpsgenoten
Directed by Ernst Winar
Written by Ernst Winar
Cinematography Emiel van Moerkerken
Release dates 9 December 1947
Running time 60 minutes
Country Netherlands
Language Dutch

Dik Trom en zijn dorpsgenoten is a 1947 Dutch film directed by Ernst Winar. The film was based on the popular children's book series Dik Trom by Cornelis Johannes Kieviet.

There were several Dik Trom movies, the most recent is the 2010 movie Dik Trom.

Plot[edit]

In a small grocery shop, Kee is trying to buy beans, but the shopkeeper (Mrs. Boon) refuses to sell it to her because Kee owes her money. Kee mentions that her husband is sick and is not able to make a living, but the shopkeeper still refuses. At home, Dik asks his mother for food to give it to Kee and her husband. His mother agrees and prepares a basket with some food. Willem, Kee's husband, is ill and laying in bed. Right after Kee gave Willem some water and bread, Dik arrives with the basket, containing eggs, coffee and meat, which Kee gratefully receives.

After that, Dik goes to a dovecote with his two friends, Jan and Pieter. After Dik performed a magic trick, one of his friends tells the others that Mrs. Smul and a few other women are planning to gather at Mr. Mulder's house that night and to expel Kee, the so-called witch, from town. Dik proposes to gather behind Mr. Mulder's house that night to scare the women off. That night, Dik and his friends put on the white sheets and, dressed up as ghosts, scare the superstitious women out of Mr. Mulder's house, while Mr. Mulder himself hides under a bed. Dik and his friends find him and force the scared and superstitious Mr. Mulder to promise to never call Kee a witch again.

The following day, Dik meets a girl named Nellie. He says to her that he tries to figure out how Kee and Willem can earn a living. Nellie thinks it could be possible with a barrel organ, which the local blacksmith (Mr. Van Driel) in town happens to be selling. Dik goes to Mr. Van Driel, Pieter's father, and asks him for the price. The smith says he wants 25 guilders for it, and after hearing that Dik wants to give the barrel organ to Kee and Willem offers to donate 5 guilders. Dik visits the town's mayor to get a permission to collect the money. The mayor gives him permission, and donates 5 guilders. After the money is raised, Dik counts the collected money with Pieter. They find out they can buy the barrel organ, and still have 19 guilders in excess. Dik, Pieter and Jan go to Kee's house and deliver the barrel organ with the additional 19 guilders.

Shortly after, Kee's cousin Bastiaan visits Kee and Willem. After hearing about the barrel organ and money, he tries to extort the 19 guilders from Kee. Kee refuses, but after Bastiaan threatens to hit Willem, Kee gives him the money. Before leaving, Bastiaan damages the barrel organ after Willem called him an evil man. After that, Dik visits Kee and Willem again. He hears about what Bastiaan has done, and gathers a group of peers to find Bastiaan. Dik splits the group up, and gives every subgroup a homing pigeon to inform Jan about Bastiaan's location if someone happens to find him. Dik and Pieter suspect Bastiaan is in an old warehouse and sneak in the building.

But just as they are in, they hear footsteps of Bastiaan and his friend and they decide to hide. While Bastiaan and the voddeman are drinking liquor, they suddenly hear the noises of the homing pigeon and find Pieter in a cupboard. Dik en Pieter manage to escape, and lock themself up in a small room. They just have enough time to send the hominh pigeon to Jan in order to inform him of their location before they have to open the door. In his dovecote, Jan reads their message and gathers his friends with his trumpet. He informs them of Bastiaan's location and they set out to the old warehouse. Meanwhile in the old warehouse, a comical fight starts between Dirk and Bastiaan and their friends. Just as Dik and Pieter are overpowered, Jan and his friend enter the room and start attacking Bastiaan and his friend. After Bastiaan and his friend are overpowered, Dik forces them to give back the stolen money.

After that, Willem and Kee are playing on their repaired barrel organ in front of Dik and his parents, before complimenting Dik's parents on their son's behaviour.

Cast[edit]

  • Theo Frenkel as the mayor
  • Douwe Koridon as Dik Trom
  • Elsje Niestadt
  • Jules Verstraete as Flipse
  • Alex de Meester
  • Jo Vischer
  • Clara Vischer-Blaaser
  • Coby Ridder
  • N.R. Josso
  • Henny Schouten

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