Everything about this film just works, and works perfectly. My only complaint is that they didnt film the rest of the novel! haha. no srsly, this is a great story, and a pretty well faithful adaptation to the source novel. Great coming of age story. I guarantee you will cry at least once. All the actors are perfect for their roles. 5 easy stars
To have a room on the top floor was very important for the family even though it was a reluctant move. They could look down on the street where children're buzzing with a big christmas tree in hand or in hard time the daughter could go up to the roof to pour out her emotion.
Los años 40 para el cine estadounidense significó una etapa de optimismo. En paralelo a los musicales, ciertas películas dramáticas se alimentaban de esa fantasía en donde hasta el más infeliz era feliz. "Lazos humanos" emprende con ese inicio. Se comienza a plantear además esa nueva temática sobre el sueño americano. Para Kazan, sin embargo, esto implica sufrimiento. Un durísimo drama pero que cierra con optimismo.
I was honestly surprised by how much I enjoyed this film. Wasn't too enthralled at first but as the film went on I became more and more engrossed with just how emotional and beautifully shot this film is. A wonderful first effort from Kazan. James Dunn is also absolutely captivating on screen.
This is a truly great coming of age film that effectively draws the audience in and makes them care for everyone in it. Kudos to Peggy Ann Garner, who gives one of the most credible child performances in recent memory and to Kazan who made his directorial debut with this film.