An American newspaperman and his wife, caught in the London blitz, lose their unborn child in an air raid. Outraged, they visit a shelter for homeless children where they fall in love with ... See full summary »
An American newspaperman and his wife, caught in the London blitz, lose their unborn child in an air raid. Outraged, they visit a shelter for homeless children where they fall in love with orphans Margaret and her brother Peter. They eventaully adopt the children and bring them to America. Written by
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Although William L. White's book is listed on-screen as the source of the movie, accounts of his adoption had previously been published in Reader's Digest and Life Magazine. See more »
[the censor cuts out most of Davis' writing about his experiences during the blitz]
All I have to show for my month in England is a few brilliant paragraphs ending with three sentences deleted here.
You'll find we're perfectly willing to sacrifice your chance to win a Pulitzer Prize for our chance to win the war.
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I haven't seen the movie, but I did read the book, and I always wondered what happened to the little boy. I thought it was a beautiful story, and I wondered how the man made that choice - what made him take that decision? Of course, what I saw was an an abbreviation, so I may have missed a lot. am now in the process of adopting a child, so am particularly interested in knowing more about the situation. I read that in the film the children were reunited - did that happen in real life? Does anyone know? Of course real life is more prosaic than what we see in movies. I really would be interested in knowing what actually happens. I would also be interested in any other novel/stories about children in difficult situations who eventually get adopted. Thanks!
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