Two Scottish boys lost their father in the Boer Waragainst the Futch Afrikaaners. The orphaned brothers Harry (Jon Whiteley) and Davy (Vincent Winter) MacKenzie have to leave their native Scotland to live with their remaining relative, their grandmother (Jean Anderson) and disagreeable grandfather (Duncan Macrae). Their grandparents live on a primiive homestead. His son's death has left him emittered against the Dutch, including Dutch neighnors. This results in Harry having a fight at school with a Dutch boy. Then Harry falls down a cliff and is helped to get home by the young community doctor, Futchman Willem Bloem, who of course is in love with MacKenzie's daughter, Kirsty. Given MacKenzie's animosity, the doctor and Kristy have to carry on a secret romance. Theboys for their part desperately want a pet dog. Their grandfather adamently forbids it. So Harry and Davy do the next best thing, they 'kidnap' an unattended baby. They care for him in a shack. When finally found, the infant baby proves to be the child of MacKenzie's Dutch neighbor who has been the target of his animosity.
The sudio still here has some information about the boys. One is a well known American child actor. The other is a Scottish boy with no acting experience. "Vincent Winter, Jon Whiteley portray the title roles in 'The Little Kidnappers', the unusual new J. Arthur Rank Organization presentation about two young brohers who 'steal' a baby. Vincent (l.) is a nischievious five-year-old from Aberdeen, Scotland, who was picked for his firt film appearance from about 3,000 Scottish nirsery chool children. Jon, eight years old, is blond and blue-eyed and a veteran screen actor, having appeared with Dirk Bogarde last year in the British-made 'Hunted'." It was dated November 9, 1954.
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