The Heart is a Rebel (1958)
Trouble ripples through a marriage when a man has difficulty accepting his wife’s newfound Christianity
This movie has heart. It is about a young boy named Davey who loves his nurse, Gladys, a Christian lady that sings hymns and gives Davey a book of Bible stories. Davey is undergoing health issues, battling heart problems but has the love and support of his mother Joan and father Hal.
Joan begins to turn to God and attends a Billy Graham crusade. Unfortunately, Hal doesn’t like the religious “mumbo jumbo” as he calls it and is angry with his wife. The tension between the two increases but when young Davey has a close call and requires surgery, Hal suddenly realizes God is his only hope.
Due to some strong scenes of heart surgery including a surgeon massaging the heart and giving it a shot (which might make a few viewers uneasy) we are awarding this movie our “Family-Appproved” Seal for ages twelve plus. This movie is inspirational and does have “heart” in its story telling and message.