An Easter Parable: As lingering pneumonia takes her will to live, a young girl decides that she will die when the last leaf drops from a dying vine outside her window. Her neighbor, an elderly artist frustrated by his inability to paint what is in his heart, follows the example of the Savior and makes the ultimate sacrifice to save her life.
Director: David Anspaugh
Stars: Hermione Baddeley, Pat Billingsley, Art Carney
This is a great adaptation from O.Henry’s short story. The acting, although the movie is older, is great. The surprise at the end is something that no one would expect and this is why O.Henry is famously known for such endings. This is a touching story and you are going to love watching it. This is also a great thing to share with your family during Family Home Evening to touch on the important subject of living like it is your last day on Earth.
You will fall in love with the characters in this short 20 minute movie. The charity that is shown in the movie is what all of use needs to work on in our own lives. It is a great story that was put into a great short film with great actors.