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Nobody's Children (1940)

Approved | | Drama | 12 December 1940 (USA)
An orphaned boy refuses to leave his sister who has a disability which makes their adoption challenging.

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Complete credited cast:
... Pat
... Tommy
... Mrs. Marshall
... Miss Jamieson
Walter White Jr. ... Walter White Jr.
... Mr. Millar
Mary Currier ... Mrs. Millar
... Mary
Lillian West ... Miss Spellman
... Dr. Tovar
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An orphaned boy refuses to leave his sister who has a disability which makes their adoption challenging.

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We've got to make Nobody's Children somebody's children! (Title lobby card). See more »

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The movie was inspired by Walter White Jr.'s radio program, "Nobody's Children," which broadcast from orphanages in an attempt to locate homes for orphans. See more »

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Adapted from the popular radio program "Nobody's Children" by Walter White, Jr. See more »

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Referenced in Arena: The Orson Welles Story - Part 1 (1982) See more »

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What a bunch of corn
19 April 2007 | by See all my reviews

I gave this movie 5 stars only because I'm a sucker for B pictures from the 30's & 40's. However, this was the corniest movie I've seen in a long time. I'm sure the reason this movie was made was to provide some kind of public service to encourage folks to adopt older children. Since it was made in 1940, there may have been a lot of those types of children who were victims of the Depression. I don't really know because I wasn't born until the 1950's. The acting was just okay but it was all so earnest that it didn't seem real. I think Edith Fellowes probably has a following but she was not as good an actress as say Shirley Temple or Margaret O'Brien. She wasn't even as good as Deanna Durbin (who I find grating on many levels.) Unless you like cornball in all this glory, I would avoid this movie.


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