She Didn't Say No!

  • 1958
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Comedy

A pleasant, light-hearted yarn that treats the touchy subject of illegitimacy in a small Irish community with a sense of humor. Herlie plays the unwed mother of six children whose fathers, except for one, are the village's most prominent citizens. Because she is a threat to other townspeople--particularly O'Hara, the wife of one of Herlie's former lovers...read more

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A pleasant, light-hearted yarn that treats the touchy subject of illegitimacy in a small Irish community with a sense of humor. Herlie plays the unwed mother of six children whose fathers, except for one, are the village's most prominent citizens. Because she is a threat to other

townspeople--particularly O'Hara, the wife of one of Herlie's former lovers (MacGowran)--ways are thought up of removing the woman from the confines of the village. First they attempt to have Herlie declared an unfit mother in order to have the children taken from her. But she proves to be a more

caring mother than the other women of the town. An old farm far away from the village is bought for the family to live on, but before this happens problems seem to work themselves out. One of the fathers asks to adopt his child, as his wife remains childless; one of Herlie's daughters becomes

engaged; and another takes off for London with a movie contract. The happy ending has Herlie finally finding a husband in MacGinnis, father to one of the brood, and the whole family taking off for the newly acquired farm. The child actors who make up Herlie's family add the perfect charm to a

story whose humor depends upon the ironic situation, rather than jokes and routines.

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