Anne and "Poppy" Rose are the average American family, with three quirky kids. Anne has a good heart and gives lost cats and dogs a home - and one day also the orphan Jane, a problem child who already tried to kill herself once. At first Poppy is worried and wants to get rid of her, but with love and patience they finally manage to integrate her into the family. Just then Anne invites another orphan, the aggressive handicapped Jimmy-John, to their summer vacation. Written by
Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>
Here's 1952's No. 1 maker of merriment!
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Did You Know?
"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on May 26, 1952 with Cary Grant
reprising his film role. See more
When kids (supposedly) gleefully slide down banister on Christmas morning, the child actress playing Trot is clearly not enjoying herself and appears to be worried about falling off. See more
George 'Poppy' Rose
[Trying to get past a boy and Jane eating donuts on a crowded staircase
I hate to come between you and the donuts, but that's life.
Instead of the traditional "The End", this film ends with the French word "Bonsoir", which means "Good Evening" and is repeatedly said by the Cary Grant's character during the movie. See more
Auld Lang Syne
Lyrics by Robert Burns
Sung at New Year's See more