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The Littlest Angel (1969)

TV Movie  -   -  Family | Fantasy  -  6 December 1969 (USA)
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A little shepherd boy, newly arrived in Heaven, tries to adjust to life in the Hereafter.

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Michael
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Patience the Guardian Angel
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Gabriel
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God
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Angel of the Peace
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Democritus
George Rose ...
Celestial Sycopomp
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The Flying Mistress
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The Father
Evelyn Russell ...
The Mother
Cris Alexander ...
George Blackwell ...
The Coach Driver
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The Scribe I
Lu Leonard ...
The Scribe II
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Adapted from the book by Charles Tazewell. Michael, a shepherd boy living in Biblical times, finds himself transported to Heaven on his eighth birthday. Michael doesn't fully understand where he is, or why he's there. A guardian angel named Patience is given the task of showing Michael the joys of Heaven and helping him find his place in the Hereafter. Written by Eugene Kim <genekim@concentric.net>

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Hallmark Hall of Fame: The Littlest Angel (#19.2)  »

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Re-staged from 6-12-69 (eps 19.2) See more »

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As Michael 'flies' his angel wings get a bit tangled with the cable. The wires can be seen several times throughout the scene. See more »

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Once Upon Another Time
4 November 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

My family and I watched this last Christmas. My wife found the DVD in a cut-out bin and bought it, vaguely recalling the movie from her childhood. Our mouths were hanging open through most of the show. We couldn't believe what we were seeing. Fred Gwynne, one of the finest actors of his generation, attempted to bring a sense of dignity to his bumbling angel. But he had so little to work with. The script was pretty weak and somewhat disturbing. And although I appreciate the pioneering video work that was attempted, the film is a visual mess.

The one saving grace of this production is the hauntingly beautiful ballad that Gwynne sings, Once Upon Another Time. That one song makes the movie worth tracking down. And Tony Randall has a lot of fun with his amusing number, "You're not real." Those were two oases in this otherwise difficult-to-watch production.

Lan O'Kun, the songwriter, showed a lot of promise with some decent songs. There was also a heavyweight cast. But the "book" and the direction were too weak to carry the rest of the show. Perhaps if the musical had been done once upon another time....


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