The Heart Is a Rebel

Synopsis: Hal and Joan Foster hire Gladys, a nurse caregiver, to look after their son who has a life threatening heart problem. Joan is invited to hear Gladys sing with her church choir at a Billy Graham Crusade inside Madison Square Garden. Conflict arises as Hal is confused about Joan's decision for Christ. Ethel Waters sings His Eye Is On The Sparrow and the spiritual Motherless Child.
Genre: Drama
83 min

You should be sharing these

everyday things with him.

Sometimes I feel as though

we're just his friends.

That Gladys is

the only family he's got.

Oh, that's ridiculous, hal.

Davy knows how much

we love him.

I'm just grateful

that we found Gladys.

Without her to,

oh, I don't even like

to think about it.

Still, you shouldn't

have to work.

Darling, why not?

Hundreds of thousands of women

work every day of their lives.

What's so special about me?

And furthermore,

I don't relish Gladys

filling Davy's head with a lot

of this religious mumbo jumbo.

What are you talking about?

Well, right now,

she's got him engrossed

in a Bible story book.

I'd just rather

not have him exposed

to that sort of thing.

Davy's illness forces him

into kind of a dream world.

And all this

"old time religion" business,

that could warp him mentally.

I know how damaging

it is to your ego

to have a wife that works,

oh, but this is too much.

I read Bible stories

as a child.

Why, I even got a gold pin

for not missing a week

in Sunday school.

Do you think that

warped me mentally?


Oh, hal, do you realize

we drag along day by day

without any real emotion

except worry?

We just can't go on

being scared all the time!

Forget I sounded off,

will ya?

I heard a rumor today

at the agency.

Greg Johnson's going to

move upstairs,

and if it's true,

Pratt and noble will need

a new copy director.


It's a whole new line of prepared food mixes,

ready cake mix,

biscuit mix,

muffins, rolls,

frostings--the works.

Package design has

eye appeal.

They've got to

to meet the competition

we're facing these days.

We've got to come up

with more than that, hal.

We've got to find a gimmick.

Something that will tie

the whole campaign together.

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