Nice story, great cast, though somewhat stereotypical
Reggie has gone through a lot in his life. But he finally has foster parents who want to adopt him. Everything looks good until the mother dies in an accident. Although the idealistic social worker would like to see the father adopt Reggie, her by-the-book supervisor won't allow it. The father is a traveling jazz musician, and that's just not right for the boy. As in most movies like this, the father and son both seem to think that by breaking the rules and making trouble, they can help their case. The father does try returning to his old 9-to-5 job but he is a musician and can't get that out of his system. Reggie gets moved from one unpleasant foster home to another but it seems no one wants him. Things seem hopeless, and it would take a miracle to make everyone happy. Great cast, including Sammy Davis Jr. in one of his last roles, showing obvious signs of the illness that took his life. Great music too. An enjoyable story overall.
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