All Mine to Give (1956)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Melodrama  |   Release Date - Nov 13, 1957 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 102 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Glynis Johns and Cameron Mitchell are top-billed in All Mine to Give, but they're out of the picture halfway through. Johns and Mitchell play a Scottish couple, Mamie and Robert, living in the American wilderness of the mid-19th century. Robert dies, whereupon Mamie takes on the responsibility of raising their six children. And when she succumbs to illness, it is the oldest child, Robbie (Rex Thompson, who'd previously played Louis Leonowens in The King And I), who takes on the challenge of finding homes for his siblings on Christmas Day. Based on a true story, All Mine to Give has heart-tugging potential, but the script isn't up to the performances. One year before its American release, the film was distributed in Great Britain under the title The Day They Gave Babies Away.

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parent, aristocracy, Christmas, death, faith, family, family-member, frontiersman, grief, homelessness, hypochondriac, love, mine, mining-town, morals, patient [medical], poverty, romance, search, sibling, survivor, tuberculosis, wilderness