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A man whose wife has died remarries, and his new wife has a daughter of her own from a previous marriage. The man's young son, however, who loved his mother deeply and misses her terribly, resents his father's new wife, not wanting her to take the place of his beloved mother, and makes life miserable for his new stepsister.. Written by
After eighty years it is quite remarkable that this film presents such a keen glimpse into the minds eye of a child.
Breathtaking scenery and brilliant cinematography help to capture the raw wild beauty of a troubled child's view of the world.
It would take many years and the brilliance of a Bergman or Lean to recapture such insight and clarity of vision on film.
One interesting note...I think I discovered a rather major gaffe not mentioned on IMDb.
The csreen fades out on a visciously chilling depiction of a brutally cold night (which includes a character being rescued from an avalanche of snow...a title reads "The Next Morning"....and we are suddenly in spring (if not summer) and the horse drawn sleigh of the previous scenes is now a cart...
Still...an otherwise brilliant and fascinating film.
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