IMAGINE a highly publicised search for a missing
child then the police announced they were going to
reunite the kid with his mother at a Press
But then the mother says the child is not hers.
How sensational would that be' Not as sensational as
this true story from 1928. In this incredible and
heartbreaking recounting of the forgotten tale of
single-minded single mum Christine Collins all that
happens and more.
Angelina Jolie plays Collins, who takes a boy
claiming to be her son Walter home on a 'trial
basis' when the police refuse to listen to her
insistence that he is not her own.
The fact the new Walter is shorter than the missing
boy does not alter the opinion of the Los Angeles
Police Department. Their doctor says: 'His spine
might have shrunk.'
When a distraught Collins eventually goes to the
Press, the police have her locked up in an asylum.
Only when a detective stumbles upon a serial killer
of around 20 children, whose victims might include
Walter, is Christine freed.