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Can Anyone Tell Me Where I Can Get The DVD "A Boy Ten Feet Tall"?
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0056886/ ^ | 11/18/2011 | Me

Posted on 11/18/2011 3:35:59 PM PST by Dallas59



A young boy living in Port Said, Egypt, narrowly escapes a bomb blast that destroys the apartment block where he lives. After discovering that both his parents were killed in the explosion, he decides to travel (on foot) to Durban, South Africa, to be with his only living relative, an aunt. During his 4500 mile journey across africa he has many adventures including a first hand experience with the slave trade and living for a time with a band of poachers and criminals. After several months of travel he finally arrives at his destination.

Saw this movie on TV when I was a child and would love to have a copy.


TOPICS: Computers/Internet; Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: dvd; find; movie

1 posted on 11/18/2011 3:36:03 PM PST by Dallas59
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To: Dallas59

Thanks.


2 posted on 11/18/2011 3:36:22 PM PST by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: Dallas59

http://movietorch.com/archive/boy10fttalldvd.htm


3 posted on 11/18/2011 3:38:32 PM PST by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg

THANK YOU!!!


4 posted on 11/18/2011 3:39:39 PM PST by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: Dallas59

I always check Ebay and found a site www.santaflix.com that carries a new DVD (with Edward G. Robinson)... if that is the one. Hope this helps you, Dallas59!! The site said it was 27 dollars and can be shipped within 3 days.


5 posted on 11/18/2011 3:41:21 PM PST by momtothree
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To: Dallas59
I remember it too, saw it one time in a theater as a child. My memory was that it was brilliant.
6 posted on 11/18/2011 3:42:13 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: momtothree

Actually, Perdoggs site is about three or four dollars cheaper than the one I found. (He always outdoes me.... ) LOL!!


7 posted on 11/18/2011 3:42:38 PM PST by momtothree
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To: momtothree

Thanks. I read that it was offered in PAL format, but I believe you can switch your DVD player to NTSC


8 posted on 11/18/2011 3:43:28 PM PST by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: Dallas59

I’ve never heard of this, but now I have to see it. I really like Eddie Robinson.

His dying scene in Soylent Green gets me every time.


9 posted on 11/18/2011 3:44:55 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Tijeras_Slim; Travis McGee

You’ll enjoy it! Simple adventure....but not a kiddy movie.


10 posted on 11/18/2011 3:52:36 PM PST by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: Dallas59

you are welcome


11 posted on 11/18/2011 3:53:12 PM PST by Perdogg
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To: Dallas59

Thanks! I love these little “unknown” gems. Another favorite is “Goodbye My Lady” about a boy (Brandon DeWilde from “Shane” who lives with his uncle Walter Brennan, and finds a lost basenji dog in the swamps.


12 posted on 11/18/2011 3:58:01 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Dallas59

How ironic. I...almost out of the blue Google searched this movie about two weeks ago. I must have been watching something that reminded me of that story. I remember watching this movie on TV years ago, and absolutely loved it! I was fascinated with this young boys journey through Africa, but don’t remember the details of the story very well.

I may have to order a copy for my kids too. Thanks for bringing it up.


13 posted on 11/18/2011 4:10:11 PM PST by sipwine (Eat well, stay well....)
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To: Perdogg

Boy! have not heard of this for years


14 posted on 11/18/2011 4:12:58 PM PST by Charlespg
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To: Dallas59; Tijeras_Slim; wardaddy
It's a classic “coming of age” movie where a boy is suddenly and confusingly orphaned in an air raid during the Suez crisis. He has to E&E overland from Egypt to South Africa, learns to be a man, hangs out with poachers and smugglers and mercenaries as I recall. Great stuff. Terrific movie for young Scouting age boys to see.
15 posted on 11/18/2011 4:15:04 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

I grew up watching Eddie G films...great!

Bobby Blake always called him Eddie G

Semper watching!
*****


16 posted on 11/18/2011 4:17:43 PM PST by gunnyg ("A Constitution changed from Freedom, can never be restored; Liberty, once lost, is lost forever...)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

I really liked Robinson when he was young, but his Soylent Green character wore a beret for goodness sake!


17 posted on 11/18/2011 4:19:37 PM PST by Krankor
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To: Tijeras_Slim

That sounds good! Will have to get that one too!


18 posted on 11/18/2011 4:24:24 PM PST by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: All
10 minute clip I found


19 posted on 11/18/2011 4:31:25 PM PST by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: Dallas59
A simple google search would have put the source of the DVD at the top of the list..........santaflix.com

Sheesh.......

20 posted on 11/18/2011 4:33:29 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (ue)
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To: Dallas59

It’s directed by the late great Sandy Mackendrick, who also directed THE LADYKILLERS and SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS, among other terrific movies.


21 posted on 11/18/2011 4:58:16 PM PST by Argus
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