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This film is about a little girl living in a poor neighborhood of New York City. Her parents tell her little white lies to hide and soften the harsh realities of life. Yet, there comes a day when the little girl must know the truths about life. Child-star, Margaret O'Brien is adorable. A heart-warming, feel-good, film.
A TRUE ESSENTIAL
- Antique Movie Guru
I simply love this movie. It's a true essential especially for the many people whom suffered economically in the recent years. I watched it and could not help but feel a strong sense of renewed hope just as Margret O'Brien character did. I hope TCM brings this one back, it's an essential!
Great Christmas Movie
I really enjoyed this movie and I saw it for the first time last time it aired. My great aunt was her tutor for general studies when Margaret was this age. I adore anything with Angela Lansbury in it. Even if a movie is not the greatest she makes it so. It is regretful some people are so jaded that they cannot appreciate just pure innocence and the world in which a child sees things. This is the perfect movie for the family.
Yawn, okay, yawn
In the 30's and 40's some very maudlin and over-sentimental movies were made. Those were tough times (Depression era economics and War), so it is understandable that many viewers wanted movies to reassure them. But this movie is simply tedious. Good cast but largely a wasted effort. If you want truly heartwarming film with Margaret Obrien watch "Our Vines have tender grapes".
Wonderful Little Movie
Had I not been a subscriber of the viewer's guide, I would never had known about this movie. I love any movie that Margaret O'Brien is in, so I DVRd it. I was not disappointed one bit.
Tenth Avenue Angel
I give it a 5 and wish I could get this movie to watch over and over again. It shows the spirit of a child and how believing and hope and love can solve all obstacles. We don't see that alot in today's society. If kids could just see and believe and love and above all hope, God brings us through.
Tenth Avenue Angel
- Darcy Frederick
I would love to own this movie and have been looking for it everywhere. I absolutely love Margaret O'Brien and Angela Lansbury in this movie. What a heartwarming and very touching tale of a girl with such a great imagination and intelligence, although very naive. She takes each thing her mother tells her as literal. This can be wonderful, although, it ends up hurting her very much. She feels as if she can never trust anything her Mother ever says again, that is, until she witnesses a cow kneeling on the eve of Christmas. Seeing this restores her faith in everything. I cannot wait until it is part of my collection.
10th Avenue Angel
This movie is outstanding. I recommend it to everyone at any age. This little girl will capture your heart in an instant. You'll laugh, cry and marvel at her performance. The 4th of July speech she gives is outstanding. Itll knock your socks off. And she isnt reading from a tele-promter!! It pours out of her with such conviction that itll make you want to watch it over and over and over again. I wish TCM would put this into print. Not just for Christmas. But for every single day of the year!
Tenth Avenue Angel
This movie is awesome! I saw it by chance and now I want to own it. I have told my family about it and wish they could see it. Magaret O'Brien is simply amazing. The story is very fitting for Christmas. Each year I have to wait for TCM to show it.
Tenth Avenue Angel
This was my favorite Christmas movie as a child, and I was very excited to see it on TCM last year. I think everyone should see it...and I would LOVE to own it.
FDR Speech info
Mado: I found it online after typing a line Margaret O'Brien said. It's from a speech FDR gave to the Young Democratic Club of Baltimore on April 13, 1936. You can find it online at the American Presidency Project (http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/index.php?pid=15280)
i have always loved margaret obrien, but this movie just put her at the top of my list! her 4th of july speech was so patriotic and heart felt. she was one of our great child stars whos acting was totally believable! the movie made me laugh, cry and everything in between! my husband wants a dvd of this movie for christmas!! that is how it affected him.
was that a real 4th of July FDR speech Margaret O'Brien's character was quoting? - and where can the text be found?
A Jewel within a gem
Margaret O'Brien is a jewel in this understated movie about love, hope, and truth that seems to creschedos into the ending. Its a Christmas hidden gem that will certainly make you cry and warm your spirit.
YES- I WANT TO OWN THIS MOVIE!
This movie was delightful. Wish I could show my grandchildren.
This came out of the blue for me. One of the most beautiful and hopeful films I've seen. Definitely a yearly must see.
I would love to have this movie!
- Maureen Kluck
I was 11 years old and working as a Stand-in/Double for Margaret O'Brien. Roy Rowland gave me a small part as well as my Stand-in job. I was the little girl who snatched the cotton candy from a little boy at the Block Party. I had not seen this movie since the 1940's. I would love to have it for my Grandchildren. I hope it will be available on DVD soon! Thank you for your wonderful movies!
Best child actress ever!
Heart wrenching! Have a box of tissues nearby! It should give any parent a wonderful testimony of what it does to a child when they are lied to.
I saw this movie when I was a little girl and have never forgotten it. Worth watching!
eveytime i watch this movie i am transported back to the time i can relate to. the close bond of the family, friends and neighbors is something i hold dear to my heart. the trust and faith of flavia has such truth in it. and when she can no longer beleive, but follows somehow in her heart that maybe the animals will bow at midnight from christmas eve to christmas day is humbling and faith-renewing.
Charming Movie and worth watching. Reminds you how fragile life can be but also worth believing in it too.