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Corrina, Corrina (1994)

In 1959, a widower hires a kindly housekeeper/nanny to care for his seven-year-old daughter.

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When Manny Singer's wife dies, his young daughter Molly becomes mute and withdrawn. To help cope with looking after Molly, he hires sassy housekeeper Corrina Washington, who coaxes Molly out of her shell and shows father and daughter a whole new way of life. Manny and Corrina's friendship delights Molly and enrages the other townspeople. Written by Alexander Lum <aj_lum@postoffice.utas.edu.au>

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Rated PG for thematic material | See all certifications »

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26 August 1994 (USA)  »

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$20,160,000 (USA)
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The song Molly starts playing continuously on the piano before stopping after the first seven notes is "Good King Wenceslas." See more »

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When Corina is making Manny's bed, a hand reaches out as if to catch the blanket. See more »

Quotes

Corrina Washington: What? Now look. This is nice, huh?
Jevina: Oh no. Now that's cute.
Corrina Washington: You can't fit in that.
Jevina: I can still fit in somethin' like that.
Corrina Washington: You cannot. Have you seen what's behind you recently? Let me turn to the maternity page.
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Features Queen for a Day (1956) See more »

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LITTLE BITTY PRETTY ONE
Written by Bobby Day
Performed by Thurston Harris
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Great!!
24 May 2003 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

This movie was great and Tina Majorino did a beyond excellent job as Molly, the little girl who lost her mother and is coping with it by becoming mute and withdrawn. Whoopi Goldberg did wonderful as the nanny and girlfriend of the little girl's father. The little girl and nanny form a bond that noone would've thought, especially in the 1950's. I loved it!! Be ready to pull out the box of Kleenex for this one!! I know I did!!


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