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Man on Fire (1957)

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Earl Carleton
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Gwen Seward
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A wealthy businessman whose wife has divorced him is bitter about the divorce and prevents his ex-wife from seeing their child. The ex-wife takes him to court, and a judge tries to determine what will be best for the child. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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21 October 1957 (Sweden)  »

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Theodore 'Ted' Carleton: King Solomon who was going to cut the baby in half. Why did Solomon smile?
Earl Carleton: Because he knew who the real mother was.
Theodore 'Ted' Carleton: The one who gave up the baby.
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Glad I saw this movie again
3 September 2007 | by (San Antonio, Texas) – See all my reviews

The first time I saw this movie I was a teenager, barely older than the boy in the movie. (By the way, Malcolm was 13 and his voice was changing -- why did they have to say his character was 10?). It made me very angry. I was the son of divorced parents and I didn't even know where my father was. I envied the boy his relationship with his father. I thought the situation in the movie was unfair to men because it undervalued the importance of male bonding between father and son. Now that I've watched it again in my 60s I see I was wrong about it. Of course it's best for a kid to have two parents who love each other and stay married, but when we can't have what's best, we have to decide from the options that are available. I think this movie does a very good job of being fair to everybody.


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