Anne and "Poppy" Rose are the average American family, with three quirky kids. Anne has a good heart and gives lost cats and dogs a home - and one day also the orphan Jane, a problem child who already tried to kill herself once. At first Poppy is worried and wants to get rid of her, but with love and patience they finally manage to integrate her into the family. Just then Anne invites another orphan, the aggressive handicapped Jimmy-John, to their summer vacation.
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Did You Know?
Cary Grant & Betsy Drake were married to each other when they made this film. See more
When kids (supposedly) gleefully slide down banister on Christmas morning, the child actress playing Trot is clearly not enjoying herself and appears to be worried about falling off. See more
[as Jimmy-John is seen walking down the street without any clothes
He's stitch-stark naked!
Instead of the traditional "The End", this film ends with the French word "Bonsoir", which means "Good Evening" and is repeatedly said by the Cary Grant's character during the movie. See more
Good King Wenceslas
Written by John M. Neale
(uncredited) and Thomas Helmore (uncredited)
Sung by Cary Grant
and the children. See more