40 years since Richard, James, and Theodore insulted 'The O'Monahan' and he put a vexing blessing on them, all three have obtained their dreams of grandeur, but they all live in one house ...
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Sailor Ted meets at the Lonely Hearts Club of his friend Gunny's wife, Jenny, a girl, Nora Paige, and falls in love. Nora wants to become a dancer on Broadway. Ted rescues the Pekinese of ... See full summary »
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40 years since Richard, James, and Theodore insulted 'The O'Monahan' and he put a vexing blessing on them, all three have obtained their dreams of grandeur, but they all live in one house as bachelors. Into this grand house comes 7-year-old Sheila with a request that these three become her guardians. But they do not want her, and they let her leave. Then they discover that they need the property she has inherited, so they take her and O'Davern into the house with the express intention of relieving Sheila of her property so they can donate it to the University in their names and buy remembrance in the future. But Sheila cannot sell the property because of the 'little people.'Written by
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This film was initially telecast in Los Angeles Sunday 23 February 1958 on KTTV (Channel 11), followed by Philadelphia Sunday 6 April 1958 on WFIL (Channel 6); in San Francisco it first aired 8 March 1959 on KGO (Channel 7), but in New York City, its earliest documented telecast took place Saturday Afternoon 17 March 1962 on WCBS (Channel 2). See more »
Maggie O'Brien was one of my favorites when I was a kid. Her delicate pixie looks and intensity, plus her flexible ability to mimic dialects at an early age made her a choice favorite in kid roles in the 40s. Born in 1937, the same year as Dyan Cannon, Natalie Woods and Jane Fonda, she never made it beyond a few potboilers in her late teens and a few TV spots. In this film as an immigrant Irish orphan who is able to see fairy folk attached to an old tree, she plays well off of the original grouch, Lionel Barrymore, perennial villain, Edward Arnold and veteran character actor, Thomas Mitchell. Add to that Henry Davenport and the host of MGM vets and you have a great kid feel-good classic on your hands.
I remember seeing this film at that time when WW2 was over and we all were full of hope about the future. I was born the same year as Maggie and those previously maintained women and she has always connected me with those times during my youth when fantasy was as important as the future.
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