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A String of Blue Beads (1953)

A young man with everything to live for is crushed to learn of the death of his fiancée in a fire on Christmas Eve. For three years he wallows in self-pity until a young girl reminds him of the true meaning of Christmas.

Director:

Alan Dinehart

Writers:

Fulton Oursler (short story), Alexander Greendale (adaptation)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Louis Jourdan ... Peter
Ellen Cobb-Hill Ellen Cobb-Hill ... Marilyn (as Ellen-Cobb Hill)
Margaret Hamilton ... Mrs. Loomis
Elaine Lynn Elaine Lynn ... Barbara May
Christine Lynn Christine Lynn ... Barbara's Sister
Mary Michael ... Mrs. Anderson
David Orrick McDearmon David Orrick McDearmon ... Mr. Stark (as David Orrick)
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A young man with everything to live for is crushed to learn of the death of his fiancée in a fire on Christmas Eve. For three years he wallows in self-pity until a young girl reminds him of the true meaning of Christmas.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1953 (USA) See more »

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Royal Park Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Unsold TV pilot for a proposed anthology series called, "Screen Writer's Playhouse". The other episodes were to be based on popular short stories such as "The Golden Key", "Bitter Sands", "End of a Season", "I Am Not a Stranger" and "Punch and Judy". All episodes of the series would have been shot in color - unusual for a series slated to begin in 1954. See more »

Quotes

Peter: These blue beads belong on you, Marilyn
Marilyn: Peter, you're in business to stay in business.
Peter: But I'm also engaged to be married.
Marilyn: Well, we'll never pay the bills this way.
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Wow Nice
9 July 2017 | by oscarstein-97314See all my reviews

As a Jewish man I find it impossible to escape from all the Christmas movies. I am glad I can't because some of these films are very good. I like the films that are about having "Faith" and "Bringing Family Together".

This film is an old television show that my Grandson put on for us to watch. He loves the "Wizard Of Oz" and this special had that old witch herself Margaret Hamilton.

This very simple movie is how a string of blue beads change the lives of people that want them or possesses them.

Trust me it is very good!


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