When the train station ticket agent tells Patricia there is an Egypt, New Jersey (and there is a sign at the train station there), it is fictitious. However there is a New Egypt, NJ--a small town in Ocean County. Never populated by more than a few thousand, it was a major stop for passenger trains on the Pennsylvania Railroad until 1979. See more »
Okay, I'll admit I was in tears watching this film. Virginia Wiedler was a wonderful alternative to the Shirley Temple/Margaret O'Brien acting style, and I really like her sincerity without the "sugar coating" that Shirley and Margaret always added.
Wonderful supporting characters, (although more important), since she played an orphan, and was constantly looking for guidance and acceptance. The Father figure, the boyfriend, his alcoholic father, and the other character actors made this a balanced film. Christian overtones wouldn't get it through to the big screen these days, but this was 1939. Late in the Depression, Christian thinking was very strong. Worth watching!
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