I gave this movie 5 stars only because I'm a sucker for B pictures from the 30's & 40's. However, this was the corniest movie I've seen in a long time. I'm sure the reason this movie was made was to provide some kind of public service to encourage folks to adopt older children. Since it was made in 1940, there may have been a lot of those types of children who were victims of the Depression. I don't really know because I wasn't born until the 1950's. The acting was just okay but it was all so earnest that it didn't seem real. I think Edith Fellowes probably has a following but she was not as good an actress as say Shirley Temple or Margaret O'Brien. She wasn't even as good as Deanna Durbin (who I find grating on many levels.) Unless you like cornball in all this glory, I would avoid this movie.
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