In this heartfelt drama, a sailor hitchhiking to his base in San Pedro, California, encounters an orphan boy and his dog. Thinking that it would be easier to get a ride if they pretend to be father and son, they team up. But when the boy decides that the man would make an excellent dad for real, an unlikely family is formed. Jean Parker, James Dunn, Dave O'Brien star. AKA: "The New Recruit." 72 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English. Plays All Regions.