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Release Date:
17 May 1961 (Mexico) See more »
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A little Roman Catholic boy and a little Jewish girl become best friends despite the prejudice that surrounds them. | Add synopsis »
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Kathleen Byron ... Mrs. O'Malley

Finlay Currie ... Mr. Pritchard
Arnold Diamond ... Mr. Mathias
Eric Francis
Denis Gilmore ... Tom
John Gregson ... Father Timothy
Barbara Hicks ... Miss Roberts
Stratford Johns
Miriam Karlin ... Mrs. Mathias
Barry Keegan ... Mr. O'Malley
Martin Lawrence ... The Cantor
Philip Needs ... Michael O'Malley
Loretta Parry ... Rachel Mathias
Peter Pike ... Harry
Susan Reid ... Priscilla
Madge Ryan ... George's Wife
Derek Sydney ... Rabbi Benjamin
Donald Tandy ... George

Sybil Thorndike ... Lady Caroline

Directed by
Philip Leacock 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Sidney Harmon  story
Diana Morgan 

Produced by
Andrew Mitchell .... associate producer
Helen Winston .... producer
Original Music by
Stanley Black 
Cinematography by
Freddie Young 
Film Editing by
Peter Tanner 
Makeup Department
Polly Young .... hair stylist
Production Management
R.E. Dearing .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Douglas Hermes .... assistant director
Sound Department
A.W. Lumkin .... recording supervisor
Terry Poulton .... sound
Len Shilton .... sound recordist
Camera and Electrical Department
Tony White .... camera operator
Mike Roberts .... clapper loader (uncredited)
Music Department
Stanley Black .... conductor
Other crew
Frederic Gotfurt .... scenario editor (as F. Gotfurt)
June Randall .... continuity
Crew believed to be complete

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78 min
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

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Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): Father Timothy wouldn't have needed to ask Michael if Rachel was a friend of his, since he had already met them together on at least one previous occasion, when they were on their way to buy a newspaper. So conceivably he would have already known who Michael was referring to.See more »


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26 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
The Best !!, 8 June 2005
Author: urchin_4neptune from United States

I am 45 years old, and I have NEVER been able to get this film out of my mind! I was a child of 10 when I'd first watched it, on a Saturday morning..and I am thinking it was on a morning children's film festival. Like a previous comment stated, this film HAS AN IMPACT on those who view it. I would love to find it on video and enjoy it over and over again. I recall feeling touched- very moved, and for a child of that age, for a television film to do such a thing, I believe is pretty much a rare occurrence. All this time and for a movie to remain in my mind? You tell me how great it must be!! It was wonderful to have the experience of seeing interaction between 2 children of the opposite sex and opposed religions. I cannot believe I found this site, and info about the film that has stayed in my heart for 35 years. Amazing!!!

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