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Director [[Performer~P99054~Philip Leacock~philipleacock]], praised for his handling of child actors, does another excellent job with the two young stars in this story about religious tolerance -- and intolerance. [[Performer~P125657~Loretta Parry~lorettaparry]] is Rachel, a seven-year-old Jewish girl whose best friend and playmate Michael ([[Performer~P127559~Philip Needs~philipneeds]]) is exactly the same age. Michael has been raised in an Irish Catholic family, but neither child thinks very much about their religious differences. At least, not until certain biases begin to make their presence known. But Rachel and Michael's friendship is so strong that even when they visit each other's place of worship and are wholly intimidated by the strangeness of it all, they still remain best buddies. Interwoven with threads of wisdom that might be a little forced at times, this family-oriented drama is also enlivened by comic moments and good acting and directing that keep the story from slipping into saccharine clichés. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Directors Guild of America Philip Leacock Best Director 1961 Nominee

Cast

John Gregson
as Father Timothy
Sybil Thorndike
as Lady Caroline
Derek Sydney
as Rabbi Benjamin
Miriam Karlin
as Mrs. Mathias
Arnold Diamond
as Mr. Mathias
Barry Keegan
as Mr. O'Malley
Barbara Hicks
as Miss Roberts
Denis Gilmore
as Tom
Eric Francis
as Newsboy
Stratford Johns
as Farmer
Donald Tandy
as George
Madge Ryan
as George's Wife
Finlay Currie
as Mr. Pritchard
Kathleen Byron
as Mrs. O'Malley

Crew

Philip Leacock
Director
Helene Winston
Producer
Sidney Harmon
Screen Story
Freddie Young
Cinematographer
Peter Tanner
Editor
Ivan King
Art Director
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