When it hit silver screen for Christmas season in 1946, it was a box-office flop and lost $500,000 even though it was nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture.
By pure happenstance I was introduced to Jimmy Hawkins at a Saint Vincent de Paul camp for disadvantaged kids in the hills above Santa Barbara.
Come along and join Jimmy as he recalls his role as Tommy, insights about Frank Capra, Jimmy Stewart, Donna Reed, and other cast members.
He also talks about his subsequent roles as a teen heartthrob on the Donna Reed Show and other television series.
Hawkins starred in the first Elvis movie, Girl Happy, and subsequent work as a producer. During the course of his career, Hawkins starred in or produced more than 500 movies and television shows.
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