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These Wilder Years (1956)

Approved | | Drama | 17 August 1956 (USA)
A middle-aged man tries to reconnect with his illegitimate son, who was given to an orphanage many years ago.

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Successful middle-aged businessman Steve Bradford returns to the town where he attended college many years previously. His conscience has been bothering him since whilst a student, he fathered an illegitimate son who was given away to the local orphanage. He returns to the orphanage and meets its current head, Ann Dempster, hoping to persuade her to help him find his son. She refuses but Steve finds himself getting more involved at the orphanage and learns many lessons life had failed to teach him. Written by Col Needham <col@imdb.com>

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TOGETHER and TERRIFIC! ...in a story of unforgettable warmth and impact!

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Somewhere I'll Find Him  »

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The American Airlines plane Steve flies in at the beginning of the film is a Convair CV-240 - American's replacement of the Douglas DC-3. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the film, when Steve goes through the door from his office into the boardroom, the view looking back into his office from the boardroom is nothing like the office he just left. There are pictures where a large window should be. And, view out of the boardroom window is completely different than the view out of Steve's office window - which is right next door. See more »

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References The Swan (1956) See more »

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James Cagney star vehicle
21 December 2002 | by See all my reviews

This film turned out to be a real tear-jerker, but in a good way!! James Cagney takes centre stage as the man looking for the son he has never seen. Barbara Stanwyck is good in a supporting role, although I felt she could have been given an even better part. There are some lovely scenes between Cagney and the young girl he ends up bonding with and overall I did enjoy this movie very much.


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