A girl is sent to live with her uncle on his estate when her parents die. There she discovers much intrigue, family history and secrets and personal baggage. In particular, a screaming child and...a secret garden.
Fred M. Wilcox
Lem Siddons is part of a traveling band who has a dream of becoming a lawyer. Deciding to settle down, he finds a job as a stockboy in the general store of a small town. Trying to fit in, ... See full summary »
College-bound Andy (Mickey Rooney) blurts marriage proposals to his sweetheart Polly (Ann Rutherford) and her pert swimmer friend Sheila (Esther Williams). (Source: Turner Classic Movies + DirecTV guide)
Movie developed into the Broadway musical production "The Human Comedy" opened at the Royale Theater in New York on April 5, 1984 and ran for 13 performances. See more »
Near the end of the film when Homer and his friends walk to the telegraph office Homer's tie is tied up short (the tail below the broad part of the tie) but when Homer enters the office and in the following scenes, the tie is tied correctly. See more »
What are you boys looking for?
What books are you looking for?
All of them.
What do you want with them?
We wanna look at em.
Books are for reading.
Can't I just Look at em?
That's not what the public library is for boy, but you can look into them and look at the pictures in them. What do you want the outsides for?
I like to. can't i?
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Also available in a computer colorized version. See more »
I love this forgotten piece of American nostalgia with it's family values, patriotism and sweet sentimentality.
I first saw this film on TV as a child in the 1960s and thought it delightful and sad. All the characters learn about the values of life, family, honesty and love. Yes it's packed with whole-kernel corn but what's wrong with that? I enjoy a good film noir, screwball comedy or even classic horror film but every once in a while it is good to think about the hopes our grandparents had for a better world after WWII and why we fought that war.
So if you don't like the WALTONS style of family values, please skip it and take in a modern film calculated by accountants and marketing departments to separate your money from your pocket.
But if you like a good story packed with an ensemble of very talented actors delivering charming home-spun dialogue in a near dream like world of hope, check this out.
My favorite line is delivered by the stunningly beautiful Marsha Hunt (who is still a beauty today!) when she tries to convince handsome James Craig they are both really in love, "You do love me, don't you? Yes you do, you know you do." Of course he walks away with his head in the clouds, and in love. You will be too when you give this dated cookie a bite!
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