All Mine to Give (1956)

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Glynis Johns and Cameron Mitchell are top-billed in All Mine to Give, but they're out of the picture halfway through. Johns and Mitchell play a Scottish couple, Mamie and Robert, living in the American wilderness of the mid-19th century. Robert dies, whereupon Mamie takes on the responsibility of raising their six children. And when she succumbs to illness, it is the oldest child, Robbie (Rex Thompson, who'd previously played Louis Leonowens in The King And I), who takes on the challenge of finding homes for his siblings on Christmas Day. Based on a true story, All Mine to Give has heart-tugging potential, but the script isn't up to the performances. One year before its American release, the film was distributed in Great Britain under the title The Day They Gave Babies Away.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Classics , Drama
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Warner Home Video

Cast

Glynis Johns
as Jo Eunson
Cameron Mitchell
as Robert Eunson
Rex Thompson
as Robbie Eunson
Patty McCormack
as Annabelle Eunson
Ernest Truex
as Dr. Delbert
Hope Emerson
as Mrs. Pubmeister
Alan Hale Jr.
as Tom Cullen
Sylvia Field
as Lelia Delbert
Royal Dano
as Howard Tyler
Reta Shaw
as Mrs. Runyon
Stephen Wootton
as Jimmie Eunson
Butch Bernard
as Kirk Eunson
Yolanda White
as Elizabeth Eunson
Rita Johnson
as Katie Tyler
Ellen Corby
as Mrs. Raiden
Rosalyn Boulter
as Mrs. Stephens
Francis De Sales
as Mr. Stephens
Jon Provost
as Bobbie
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Critic Reviews for All Mine to Give

All Critics (1)

One of the strangest, most off-putting Christmas-themed tearjerkers ever conceived.

Full Review… | December 11, 2008
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Audience Reviews for All Mine to Give

½

Number 2 in my quest to see 30 Christmas Films by Christmas Day. Had never heard of this one in my years of TV watching during h season and wondered why. Was it the teaching of Christian values. Made in 1957 its about a man and women who move to Wisconsin from the Faroe Islands. Shows their life and raising 7 children, dad dies, then Mom dies and the oldest son who is all of 12 must places the children in homes on Christmas day. Worth 4 1/2 stars

Bruce Bruce
Bruce Bruce

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½

Uber tearjerker that is always shown around Christmas, it is sad, sad , sad but has good performances and a sort of twisted beauty to it.

jay nixon
jay nixon

Super Reviewer

Rather melodramatic, but it's a nice film with it's heart in the right place. The acting by the children isn't too bad.

James Higgins
James Higgins

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