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Release Date:
1960 (UK) See more »
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Here is Drama That Will Open Your Eyes and Awaken Your Heart!
Plot:
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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Won Golden Globe. Another 1 nomination See more »
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Cast

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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
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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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13 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Lovely little film on religious tolerance, 10 June 2003
Author: overseer-3 from Florida

The acting of the children who play Michael and Rachel really make this 1960 British film work. Other characters appear to be stereotypical (i.e. the parents, the rabbi and priest) to a large extent, but the children's' performances are outstanding. It's a wonder they didn't do more with their careers after this film, particularly Phillip Needs, who played Michael. Watch his face early on, when he realizes that taunting the little girl at school is wrong. He backs away from the group, then grabs her and rescues her. And later, when he confronts Rachel angrily and yells "Why did you kill Christ?" She answers: "I didn't! I didn't kill anyone!" And it's true. The Romans executed Christ, not the Jews. Pontius Pilate could have always said "no", and left it at that. But of course, the scripture had to be fulfilled.

This is a film I love to show to my own children on a regular basis, to help them understand that God is love, not hate. I have wonderful memories of my parents renting this 16 mm film again and again from the local library in the 1960's when I was growing up. They would show it for the children in the neighborhood, who all came from different religious backgrounds. It was always a favorite and now is a favorite in my own library of films.

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