Little Boy Lost ~ Movie Review

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Just this morning I finished watching an adorable movie, that I would love to own some day. It's not a movie that's outrageously fantastic. It's not showy, it's not flashy, and it's not loud. It does have a charm of it's own, however.





Bill Wainwright (Bing Crosby) is a war correspondent in Paris during WWII. He falls in love with a beautiful singer, and their life promises to be very happy together, especially after the birth of their son. At that exact moment when joy is abounding, Bill is separated from his family, due to his job, and winds up caught outside of France.

Circumstances don't allow him to return, and although he frantically tries to get his wife and child back, it is to no avail. Finally, he get's word that his wife was murdered by the Nazi's because she was assisting the underground.

When the war is over, Bill starts searching for his son. He searches for years without success, until finally he and his faithful friend Pierre Verdier find a lead.

This lead takes him on many trips down memory lane, and through many emotions as he wavers between deciding whether or not the boy that they have found is really his son.

In the end, of course, everything turns out well.  Bill has finally managed to lay down the past, and respectfully turn towards the future.

Once scene that I enjoyed was when Bill is first shown to the orphanage where the lead has taken him. He is shown the boys, and the one he is interested in is not pointed out, until after he has assumed that the brightest, most intelligent looking boy must be his own son. Afterwards he is told rather obviously that it is normal for seeking parents to be conceited enough to assume that the best looking child is his. Bill realizes with chagrin that this is exactly what he had done.

Little Boy Lost features at least two songs sung by Bing Crosby, which is always fun for his fans to hear.

It is a movie that I would definitely recommend. Don't look forward to an evening filled with action and adventure, but do look forward to a quiet evening that warms and feeds you will good-will and kindness.


2 comments:

  1. That sounds like a good movie. Excellent review! I love Bing, I hope I can watch it some time.

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  2. Sounds like it will be interesting. I'll have to see if our family can watch it!
    Blessings,
    Tulip

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