Dondi (1961)

Genres - Children's/Family, Drama  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Based on a popular comic strip, this touching children's drama centers on an adorable saucer-eyed Italian war orphan who sneaks into the U.S. by stowing away aboard a returning naval ship. He did this in part to be with the benevolent soldiers who showed him kindness on the Christmas Eve before the war ended. Once they dock in New York, poor Dondi's friends go their separate ways and he ends up lost and having several adventures alone until happiness and peace return in the form of one of the sailors.

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boating, family, orphan, stowaway, comic-strip, news