Peppino ,the endearing young hero of this beautiful fable,although he is a priest's friend ,is not understood by the almighty clergy:his donkey is ill,and he does believe that Saint Francis Of Assisi (Peppino lives in Assisi)can cure his pet. After all,He did heal his pal's kitten ;but to get a donkey into a crypt comes against a refusal .Nevertheless, the boy never takes no for an answer and he will walk all the way to Rome to see the Holy Father.Written by
This movie used to air around Easter time, and when I was growing up, still living in New York, my entire family would watch it. I was probably around 10, in the 1960's and I remember how much I cried because I knew how much this little boy loved his donkey and how much his faith and trust meant, to have the courage and love to do what he needed to do for his beloved animal. These movies need to be reintroduced today, to show the true aspects of values and respect we need to be using again. I would love to have this movie for our collection, but unfortunately it is not yet made on VHS or DVD.
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