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Fighting Father Dunne

Fighting Father Dunne(1948)

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  • Fighting Father Dunne

    • Janet Masly
    • 6/18/14

    Pat O'Brian is a great star; but this movie did not typify the actions of an honest concerned priest. There are other methods of getting needed items instead of telling people "I'll owe you". His intensions are worthy, but not the means by which he achieved them. With all the help he gave the boys, they never showed any concern or repentance for their wrong-doings. I found the movie very disturbing in the effort to improve the boys' attitudes towards life.

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    • David S
    • 4/27/12

    I did not live there in the times it started but in the times it was closing in 2008. It was part of a Merger of several other turn of the century home that were operated under Catholic Charities. Id have to say it was the best place id ever lived including foster homes. It was located behind a school at 853 Dunn Road in Saint Louis, MO (Florissant area). When i first moved in they were talking using money saved to move into a brand new building they would build but in the end the money was used to expand Marian Hall in University City located in Central Saint Louis County and move all residents in home joining the merger to the new larger building. They formed Good Shepherd Children and Family Services (goodshepherdstl.org). Before we moved there were just under 8 of us as the new home would only house 12 boys. Lee Ann Taylor was the last Executive Director and a good friend of mine as she worked for another home i lived in prior and dearly cared for us. As of the time of this posting she is currently Executive Director at Saint Vincent Home for Children in Normandy which is an area in North Saint Louis County another historic children's home from which i have lived. The move was no fun as of being teenagers our allowance was only $10 and we no longer had TVs in our rooms which we had grown accustomed to being one of our rare entertainments. We had to deal with what most considered a blotched transition. It seemed to be nothing was planned accordingly and the girls who had been there were able to do as they pleased and money was put toward unnecessary things such as random photo shoots and parties - which still happen today - and none of it went toward the residents as are living quarter where bare and and falling apart furniture while upper management had fancy decorations etc. As i visit now it seems the struggle still exist and staff rough it in for the kids sake. There is a crisis in Missouri foster system ... For input or more info dmsmith89@ymail.com

  • Fighting Father Dunne

    • John Duffy
    • 10/6/06

    This was a great movie. Father Dunne wouldn't let anything get in the way of getting what he needed in order to take care of his boys. I really enjoyed it.

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