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American Experience: The Orphan Trains

1995 Rated NR 1hr

In the 1850s, thousands of homeless children roamed New York City streets in search of food and shelter. Moved by their suffering, a young minister named Charles Loring Brace founded the Children's Aid Society. The charitable group sent the children on trains to rural areas, where families would take in the orphans. By 1929, more than 150,000 neglected children had made such journeys. Their remarkable stories live on in this moving documentary.

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Movie Details

Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Screen formats

Full Screen 1.33:1



Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

Other features

Color; interactive menus; scene access.