Cinema: White Christmas

As The Christmas Tree begins, dozens of eager French schoolboys disembark at the Gare du Nord for a ten week summer holiday. One little mop haired cherub named Pascal (Brook Fuller) rushes into the arms of Papa (William Holden) and Papa's fiancee (Virna Lisi). All the kids are happy. All the parents are happy. Even the conductors and porters seem happy. It can never last.

Sure enough, tragedy strikes. On a camping expedition to the Corsican seashore, Pascal is exposed to a lethal dose of radiation from a bomb that dropped accidentally out of...

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