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.

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One Reply to “Hand in Hand”

  1. I watched this film this afternoon with a group of my film pre-screeners for our Buffalo International Jewish Film Festival in June. (See http://www.bijff.com) Never saw it before. Our public library had a dvd copy. We were looking for a family film that we could use for a “pre-opening” film on Father’s Day, and I think we found it. Will contact SONY Films to see if we can get the rights to use it.

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