Hand in Hand
Posted on November 6, 2011 at 8:10 pm
I was delighted to see that one of my favorite childhood films, Hand in Hand (1960), is now available on DVD. This is the very sweet story of an Irish Catholic boy and a Jewish girl who become friends in early England. The religious prejudice of those around them makes them afraid that they will make God angry by being friends, so they each decide to visit the other’s house of worship. (Each advises the other to come with head covering.) They learn that their faiths have more in common than they thought. This Golden Globe winner is a quiet charmer, highly recommended for families of all faiths.