Shortly after WWII, flashbacks tell the story of Marise, her husband Paul, and Jean, who was imprisoned with Paul in a German camp. While attempting to escape from the camp Paul is shot, ... See full summary »
Edna marries Texan Sam Gladney, operator of a wheat mill. Edna discovers by chance how the law treats children who are without parents and decides to do something about it. She opens a home for foundlings and orphans and begins to place children in good homes, despite the opposition of "conservative" citizens, who would condemn illegitimate children for being born out of wedlock. Eventually Edna leads a fight in the Texas legislature to remove the stigma of illegitimacy from birth records in that state, while continuing to be an advocate for homeless children.Written by
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Opening credits prologue: This is the story of a great woman, and of the great work she is doing for humanity. Her name is Edna Gladney, and she lives in Fort Worth, Texas. We dedicate this picture to her. Let us first take you back to a certain household in Wisconsin at the beginning of the century - See more »
This is a wonderful, heart warming, fantastic movie to see. Greer Garson is splendid in this movie, and it will really touch your heart. This movie has a special meaning for me, as I was adopted from the famous Edna Gladney Home in Ft. Worth, Texas. Edna Gladney personally handed me to my new adoptive parents. She called them that morning and told them she had the most beautiful baby girl ready for them to bring home. I have watched this movie so many times, and wow, what a movie! Just love Greer Garson, she is a splendid and talented actress. One more note, if it hadn't been for Edna Gladney and her crusade, I most likely would have been an orphan. She did a lot for unwanted babies.
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