Six American GIs stationed in Italy befriend an orphaned boy, but the soldiers remain unaware that the lad has stowed away with them when they return to the U.S. The six go their separate ways, leaving the tyke aloin in the big city. Now, New York becomes one big adventure for a little Italian boy named Dondi.
The Kid Who Captured an Army!
Did You Know?
A census taker named Alan Cory
spotted David Kory
playing in the street, and brought him to the attention of producer-director-writer Albert Zugsmith
, who cast the boy in the leading role. Cory was rewarded by being hired as dialogue director for the film. See more
[Dondi is praying
I wish you make them let me stay in America, Mr. Big-Buddy, please.
Dondi's talking to the most influential friend of all!
Meadow in the Sky
Music by Mort Garson
Lyrics by Earl Shuman
Sung by Patti Page See more