Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Vom Himmel Gefallen is better known by its American title, Special Delivery. Joseph Cotten plays John Adams, a functionary at the U.S. embassy in a fictional Iron Curtain country. A baby is left on the doorstep of the embassy, sparking an international incident when a high-ranking communist official demands that the child be turned over to him. Much of the humor arises from the efforts of the male embassy staff to care for the scene-stealing youngster. Fortunately for the kid (and, as it turns out, for John Adams), pretty refugee nurse Sonja (Eva Bartok) arrives on the scene. Directed by Hollywood veteran John Brahm, Von Himmel Gefallen was filmed simultaneously in an English and German language version.
bachelor, child, Cold-War, Communism, complications, diplomat, doctor/nurse, embassy, gardener, government, guardian, Iron-Curtain, refugee, responsibility, toddlers