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A String of Blue Beads (1953)

A young man with everything to live for is crushed to learn of the death of his fiancée in a fire on Christmas Eve. For three years he wallows in self-pity until a young girl reminds him of the true meaning of Christmas.

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Ellen Cobb-Hill ...
Marilyn (as Ellen-Cobb Hill)
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Elaine Lynn ...
Barbara May
Christine Lynn ...
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Mary Michael ...
Mrs. Anderson
David Orrick McDearmon ...
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A young man with everything to live for is crushed to learn of the death of his fiancée in a fire on Christmas Eve. For three years he wallows in self-pity until a young girl reminds him of the true meaning of Christmas.

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Unsold TV pilot for a proposed anthology series called, "Screen Writer's Playhouse". The other episodes were to be based on popular short stories such as "The Golden Key", "Bitter Sands", "End of a Season", "I Am Not a Stranger" and "Punch and Judy". All episodes of the series would have been shot in color - unusual for a series slated to begin in 1954. See more »

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Barbara's Sister: But I just wouldn't feel right taking...
Peter: ...a present from a little sister? Why don't you put it on.
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Nice Story
30 April 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

BEWARE OF FALSE REVIEWS & REVIEWERS. SOME REVIEWERS HAVE ONLY ONE REVIEW TO THEIR NAME. NOW WHEN ITS A POSITIVE REVIEW THAT TELLS ME THEY WERE INVOLVED WITH THE MOVIE. IF ITS A NEGATIVE REVIEW THEN THEY MIGHT HAVE A GRUDGE AGAINST THE FILM . I HAVE REVIEWED OVER 200 HOLIDAY FILMS. I HAVE NO AGENDA.

In this film it is Christmas Eve. A shop keeper has a special necklace of beads. When a customer offer to buy them she bulks at the price. She decides to pass. The shop keeper in reality is giving the necklace to his beloved.

To give away more of the story would give too much away. However keep in mind that it runs for 30 minutes.

I need to advice you that there is puppets at the beginning of this and you need to pay close attention to when they pop on.

This special is well made and is suitable for all ages. If you come across give it a try.


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