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These Wilder Years (1956)

 -  Drama  -  17 August 1956 (USA)
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Middleaged man tries to find a son that was given to an orphanage many years ago.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Steve Bradford
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Ann Dempster
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James Rayburn
Betty Lou Keim ...
Suzie
Don Dubbins ...
Mark
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Leland G. Spottsford
Basil Ruysdael ...
Judge
Grandon Rhodes ...
Roy Oliphant
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Old Cab Driver
Lewis Martin ...
Dr. Miller
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Aunt Martha
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Hardware Clerk
Herb Vigran ...
Traffic Cop
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Successful middle-aged businessman Steve Bradford returns to the town where he attended college many years previously. His conscience has been bothering him since whilst a student, he fathered an illegitimate son who was given away to the local orphanage. He returns to the orphanage and meets its current head, Ann Dempster, hoping to persuade her to help him find his son. She refuses but Steve finds himself getting more involved at the orphanage and learns many lessons life had failed to teach him. Written by Col Needham <col@imdb.com>

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childhood | orphan

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TOGETHER and TERRIFIC! ...in a story of unforgettable warmth and impact!

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Drama

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17 August 1956 (USA)  »

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Somewhere I'll Find Him  »

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James Cagney star vehicle
21 December 2002 | by (England) – See all my reviews

This film turned out to be a real tear-jerker, but in a good way!! James Cagney takes centre stage as the man looking for the son he has never seen. Barbara Stanwyck is good in a supporting role, although I felt she could have been given an even better part. There are some lovely scenes between Cagney and the young girl he ends up bonding with and overall I did enjoy this movie very much.


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