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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This is the film from which Margaret O'Brien took her name. She was born Angela O'Brien, but she so identified with the character she played in this film that she decided to change her name to Margaret. See more »
[John Davis is trying to get other airplane passengers to leave behind their luggage so he can take one of the children on the flight]
Oh, so sorry - but that would mean leaving my confidential files. Also, I must be back in Tokyo by early December
[the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941]
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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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