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1. Private Parts (1997)

R | 109 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.8
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67 Metascore

The auto-biographical story of Howard Stern, the radio-rebel who is now also a TV-personality, an author and a movie star.

Writers: Howard Stern, Len Blum, Michael Kalesniko | Director: Betty Thomas | Stars: Howard Stern, Mary McCormack, Robin Quivers, Fred Norris

2. Garden State (2004)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.6
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67 Metascore

A quietly troubled young man returns home for his mother's funeral after being estranged from his family for a decade.

Writer: Zach Braff | Director: Zach Braff | Stars: Zach Braff, Peter Sarsgaard, Natalie Portman, Ian Holm

3. Girl, Interrupted (1999)

R | 127 min | Biography, Drama

7.3
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51 Metascore

Based on writer Susanna Kaysen's account of her 18-month stay at a mental hospital in the 1960s.

Writers: Susanna Kaysen, James Mangold, Lisa Loomer, Anna Hamilton Phelan | Director: James Mangold | Stars: Winona Ryder, Angelina Jolie, Clea DuVall, Brittany Murphy

4. The Basketball Diaries (1995)

R | 102 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.3
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46 Metascore

Film adaptation of street tough Jim Carroll's epistle about his kaleidoscopic free fall into the harrowing world of drug addiction. As a member of a seemingly unbeatable high school ... See full summary »

Writers: Jim Carroll, Bryan Goluboff | Director: Scott Kalvert | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Lorraine Bracco, Marilyn Sokol, James Madio

5. A Scanner Darkly (2006)

R | 100 min | Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.1
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73 Metascore

An undercover cop in a not-too-distant future becomes involved with a dangerous new drug and begins to lose his own identity as a result.

Writers: Philip K. Dick, Richard Linklater | Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder, Robert Downey Jr., Rory Cochrane

6. A River Runs Through It (1992)

PG | 123 min | Drama

7.3
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68 Metascore

Two fly-fishing sons of a Presbyterian minister--one reserved, one rebellious--grow up in rural Montana.

Writers: Norman Maclean, Richard Friedenberg | Director: Robert Redford | Stars: Craig Sheffer, Brad Pitt, Tom Skerritt, Brenda Blethyn

7. Beginners (2010)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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81 Metascore

A young man is rocked by two announcements from his elderly father: that he has terminal cancer, and that he has a young male lover.

Writer: Mike Mills | Director: Mike Mills | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Christopher Plummer, Mélanie Laurent, Goran Visnjic

8. Antwone Fisher (2002)

PG-13 | 120 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.3
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62 Metascore

Antwone Fisher, a young navy man, is forced to see a psychiatrist after a violent outburst against a fellow crewman. During the course of treatment a painful past is revealed and a new hope begins.

Writer: Antwone Fisher | Director: Denzel Washington | Stars: Denzel Washington, Derek Luke, Joy Bryant, Malcolm David Kelley

9. Renaissance Man (1994)

PG-13 | 128 min | Comedy, Drama

6.0
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44 Metascore

A down-on-his-luck businessman desperately takes the only job offered - a teacher in the U.S. Army. His mission: keep a ragtag bunch of underachieving misfits from flunking out of basic ... See full summary »

Writer: Jim Burnstein | Director: Penny Marshall | Stars: Danny DeVito, Gregory Hines, James Remar, Ed Begley Jr.

10. Withnail & I (1987)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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London 1969 - two 'resting' (unemployed and unemployable) actors, Withnail and Marwood, fed up with damp, cold, piles of washing-up, mad drug dealers and psychotic Irishmen, decide to leave... See full summary »

Writer: Bruce Robinson | Director: Bruce Robinson | Stars: Richard E. Grant, Paul McGann, Richard Griffiths, Ralph Brown

11. Persepolis (2007)

PG-13 | 96 min | Animation, Biography, Drama

8.0
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90 Metascore

Poignant coming-of-age story of a precocious and outspoken young Iranian girl that begins during the Islamic Revolution.

Writers: Marjane Satrapi, Vincent Paronnaud | Directors: Vincent Paronnaud, Marjane Satrapi | Stars: Chiara Mastroianni, Catherine Deneuve, Gena Rowlands, Danielle Darrieux

12. My One and Only (2009)

PG-13 | 108 min | Adventure, Biography, Comedy

6.6
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62 Metascore

An unusual road trip movie about a mother driving her two sons from New York to Pittsburgh to St. Louis and eventually Hollywood in her quest to find a man to take care of them all.

Writer: Charlie Peters | Director: Richard Loncraine | Stars: Renée Zellweger, Logan Lerman, Mark Rendall, Kevin Bacon

13. Sylvia (2003)

R | 100 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.3
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56 Metascore

Story of the relationship between the poets Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath.

Writer: John Brownlow | Director: Christine Jeffs | Stars: Gwyneth Paltrow, Daniel Craig, Lucy Davenport, David Birkin

14. The Class (2008)

PG-13 | 128 min | Drama

7.5
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92 Metascore

Teacher and novelist François Bégaudeau plays a version of himself as he negotiates a year with his racially mixed students from a tough Parisian neighborhood.

Writers: Laurent Cantet, Robin Campillo, François Bégaudeau | Director: Laurent Cantet | Stars: François Bégaudeau, Agame Malembo-Emene, Angélica Sancio, Arthur Fogel

15. Au Revoir Les Enfants (1987)

PG | 104 min | Biography, Drama, War

8.1
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A French boarding school run by priests seems to be a haven from World War II until a new student arrives. He becomes the roommate of top student in his class. Rivals at first, the roommates form a bond and share a secret.

Writer: Louis Malle | Director: Louis Malle | Stars: Gaspard Manesse, Raphael Fejtö, Francine Racette, Stanislas Carré de Malberg

16. The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things (2004)

R | 97 min | Drama

6.6
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27 Metascore

Seven year old Jeremiah is pulled from his foster home and thrown into a troubled life on the road with his teenage mother, Sarah.

Writers: Laura Albert, Asia Argento, Alessandro Magania | Director: Asia Argento | Stars: Asia Argento, Dylan Sprouse, Cole Sprouse, Jimmy Bennett

17. Me, Myself and Mum (2013)

85 min | Comedy

6.7
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Mrs. Gallienne, a rather temperamental upper middle-class lady, has three children, two of whom she considers as her sons and another she calls Guillaume. Logically indeed, the latter ... See full summary »

Writers: Guillaume Gallienne, Claude Mathieu, Nicolas Vassiliev | Director: Guillaume Gallienne | Stars: Guillaume Gallienne, André Marcon, Françoise Fabian, Nanou Garcia

18. My Date with Drew (2004)

PG | 90 min | Documentary

6.6
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51 Metascore

"If you don't take risks, you'll have a wasted soul." - Drew Barrymore. Ever since the second grade when he first saw her in E.T. The Extraterrestrial, Brian Herzlinger has had a crush on ... See full summary »

Directors: Jon Gunn, Brian Herzlinger, Brett Winn | Stars: Brian Herzlinger, Drew Barrymore, John August, Stephanie Bedell

19. Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956)

Passed | 113 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.5
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Rocky Graziano is building a career in crime, when he's finally caught and arrested. In jail, he is undisciplined, always getting into trouble. When he gets out after many years he has ... See full summary »

Writers: Ernest Lehman, Rocky Graziano, Rowland Barber | Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Paul Newman, Pier Angeli, Everett Sloane, Eileen Heckart

20. My Life So Far (1999)

PG-13 | 98 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.5
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Memoir of the lives of a family growing up on a post World War I British estate headed up by a strong disciplinarian, her daughter, her inventor husband, their ten year old son, and his ... See full summary »

Writers: Denis Forman, Simon Donald | Director: Hugh Hudson | Stars: Colin Firth, Rosemary Harris, Irène Jacob, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

21. Torch Song Trilogy (1988)

R | 120 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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Tony Award-winning actor and playwright Harvey Fierstein re-creates his role as the unsinkable Arnold Beckoff in this film adaptation of the smash Broadway play TORCH SONG TRILOGY. A very ... See full summary »

Writer: Harvey Fierstein | Director: Paul Bogart | Stars: Anne Bancroft, Matthew Broderick, Harvey Fierstein, Brian Kerwin

22. The Greatest (1977)

PG | 101 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

5.6
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Muhammad Ali stars as himself in this dramatised version of his life story up to the late 1970s. It includes his Olympic triumphs as Cassius Clay, his conversion to Islam, his refusal of ... See full summary »

Writers: Muhammad Ali, Herbert Muhammad, Richard Durham, Ring Lardner Jr. | Director: Tom Gries | Stars: Muhammad Ali, Ernest Borgnine, John Marley, Lloyd Haynes

23. When Did You Last See Your Father? (2007)

PG-13 | 92 min | Biography, Drama

6.9
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The story of a son's conflicting memories of his dying father.

Writers: David Nicholls, Blake Morrison | Director: Anand Tucker | Stars: Jim Broadbent, Colin Firth, Juliet Stevenson, Bradley Johnson

24. The Missing Picture (2013)

92 min | Documentary

7.3
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87 Metascore

Rithy Panh uses clay figures, archival footage, and his narration to recreate the atrocities Cambodia's Khmer Rouge committed between 1975 and 1979.

Writers: Rithy Panh, Christophe Bataille | Director: Rithy Panh | Stars: Randal Douc, Jean-Baptiste Phou

25. Desert Flower (2009)

R | 120 min | Biography, Drama

7.4
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54 Metascore

The autobiography of a Somalian nomad circumcised at 3, sold in marriage at 13, fled from Africa a while later to become finally an American supermodel and is now at the age of 38, the UN ... See full summary »

Writers: Smita Bhide, Waris Dirie, Sherry Hormann, Cathleen Miller, Wüstenblume | Director: Sherry Hormann | Stars: Soraya Omar-Scego, Idriss Abdillahi Houfaneh, Awa Saïd Darar, Roun Daher Aïnan

26. To Hell and Back (1955)

Approved | 106 min | Action, Biography, Drama

7.5
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The true WWII story of Audie Murphy, the most decorated soldier in U.S. history. Based on the autobiography of Audie Murphy who stars as himself in the film.

Writers: Gil Doud, Audie Murphy | Director: Jesse Hibbs | Stars: Audie Murphy, Marshall Thompson, Charles Drake, Jack Kelly

27. The Snows of Kilimanjaro (1952)

TV-PG | 114 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.3
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Writer Harry Street reflects on his life as he lies dying from an infection while on safari in the shadow of Mount Kilamanjaro.

Writer: Casey Robinson | Directors: Henry King, Roy Ward Baker | Stars: Gregory Peck, Susan Hayward, Ava Gardner, Hildegard Knef

28. Chapter Two (1979)

PG | 124 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.9
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George Schneider is an author whose wife had just died. His brother Leo gives him the number of Jennie Malone, and somehow they hit it off. And just when things are moving along, the memory... See full summary »

Writer: Neil Simon | Director: Robert Moore | Stars: James Caan, Marsha Mason, Joseph Bologna, Valerie Harper

29. Joe the King (1999)

R | 93 min | Crime, Drama

6.7
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64 Metascore

A disadvantaged, abused, neglected, exploited but basically decent kid slips into criminality while trying to cope with his harsh, inescapable reality.

Writer: Frank Whaley | Director: Frank Whaley | Stars: Noah Fleiss, Karen Young, Camryn Manheim, Austin Pendleton

30. Flashback (1990)

R | 108 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.1
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In 1989, clean-cut FBI man John Buckner is detailed to escort heavily-bearded Huey Walker back to jail for offences dating back to his days as a celebrated hippy radical. After Walker dupes... See full summary »

Writer: David Loughery | Director: Franco Amurri | Stars: Dennis Hopper, Kiefer Sutherland, Carol Kane, Paul Dooley

31. Lackawanna Blues (2005 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 95 min | Drama, Music

8.0
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In a story fueled by rhythm and blues, a young boy's life is shaped by love and the stories of a cast of characters in the boarding house where he lives in 1960s Lackawanna, New York.

Writer: Ruben Santiago-Hudson | Director: George C. Wolfe | Stars: S. Epatha Merkerson, Marcus Carl Franklin, Mos Def, Carmen Ejogo

32. Taxi zum Klo (1980)

Not Rated | 98 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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Frank Ripploh is a bit of a rascal: he's a bearded and shaggy-haired teacher, and he's gay with a very active sex life and an interest in making films. He keeps his personal life and ... See full summary »

Writer: Frank Ripploh | Director: Frank Ripploh | Stars: Frank Ripploh, Bernd Broaderup, Orpha Termin, Peter Fahrni

33. The Kid Stays in the Picture (2002)

R | 93 min | Documentary, Biography

7.4
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75 Metascore

Documentary about legendary Paramount producer Robert Evans (the film shares the same name as Evans's famous 1994 autobiography).

Writers: Robert Evans, Brett Morgen | Directors: Nanette Burstein, Brett Morgen | Stars: Robert Evans, Eddie Albert, Peter Bart, Charlie Bluhdorn

34. The Devil's Playground (1976)

107 min | Drama

6.9
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Writer: Fred Schepisi | Director: Fred Schepisi | Stars: Charles McCallum, John Frawley, Arthur Dignam, Nick Tate

35. Borstal Boy (2000)

93 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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47 Metascore

Irish writer and political activist Brendan Behan, is befriended as a teenager in a British labor camp by a liberal warden.

Writers: Brendan Behan, Nye Heron, Peter Sheridan | Director: Peter Sheridan | Stars: Shawn Hatosy, Danny Dyer, Eamon Glancy, Ian McElhinney

36. Declaration of War (2011)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama

7.0
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73 Metascore

When their young son is diagnosed with a brain tumor, young parents Roméo and Juliette unite in the fight for his survival.

Writers: Valérie Donzelli, Jérémie Elkaïm | Director: Valérie Donzelli | Stars: Valérie Donzelli, Jérémie Elkaïm, César Desseix, Gabriel Elkaïm

37. Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling (1986)

R | 97 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.1
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After severely burning himself in a drug incident, a comedian has a near death experience in which he reviews his life.

Writers: Rocco Urbisci, Paul Mooney, Richard Pryor | Director: Richard Pryor | Stars: Richard Pryor, Debbie Allen, Art Evans, Fay Hauser

38. A Home of Our Own (1993)

PG | 104 min | Biography, Drama

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The story is located in Los Angeles in the sixties. An energetic widow, Frances Lacey, with her six children try to make a dream of theirs come true: to have a home of their own. Therefore ... See full summary »

Writer: Patrick Sheane Duncan | Director: Tony Bill | Stars: Kathy Bates, Edward Furlong, Clarissa Lassig, Sarah Schaub

39. The Sheltering Sky (1990)

R | 138 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.8
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The American artist couple Port and Kit Moresby travel aimlessly through Africa, searching for new experiences that could give sense to their relationship. But the flight to distant regions only leads both deeper into despair.

Writers: Paul Bowles, Mark Peploe, Bernardo Bertolucci | Director: Bernardo Bertolucci | Stars: Debra Winger, John Malkovich, Campbell Scott, Jill Bennett

40. Telling Lies in America (1997)

PG-13 | 101 min | Drama, Music

6.3
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65 Metascore

Karchy (Brad Renfro) is a boy in school who has moved from Hungary to America in the 1960's. He is struggling in school and trying to adjust to America's culture. He then hears about a ... See full summary »

Writer: Joe Eszterhas | Director: Guy Ferland | Stars: Kevin Bacon, Brad Renfro, Maximilian Schell, Calista Flockhart

41. I Am a Sex Addict (2005)

Not Rated | 98 min | Biography, Comedy, Romance

6.1
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62 Metascore

Autobiographical comedy about a recovering sex addict, about his obsession with prostitutes, and how that affected his relationships and his life altogether.

Writer: Caveh Zahedi | Director: Caveh Zahedi | Stars: Caveh Zahedi, Christoff Colas, Rebecca Lord, Lindsey Tjian

42. The Arbor (2010)

Unrated | 94 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

7.1
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88 Metascore

Portrayal of the late Bradford playwright Andrea Dunbar.

Director: Clio Barnard | Stars: Manjinder Virk, Christine Bottomley, Natalie Gavin, Parvani Lingiah

43. The Grass Harp (1995)

PG | 107 min | Drama, Comedy

7.2
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After his mother's death, Collin Fenwick goes to live with his father's cousins, the wealthy, avaricious, and controlling Verena Talbo, and her compliant, earthy sister Dolly. When a city ... See full summary »

Writers: Truman Capote, Stirling Silliphant, Kirk Ellis | Director: Charles Matthau | Stars: Piper Laurie, Sissy Spacek, Walter Matthau, Edward Furlong

44. Crutch (2004)

R | 88 min | Biography, Drama

5.5
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An autobiographical film taken from the experiences of writer-director Rob Moretti, CRUTCH is a coming-of-age tale about a young man's struggle with family problems and substance abuse. ... See full summary »

Writers: Paul Jacks, Rob Moretti | Director: Rob Moretti | Stars: Eben Gordon, Rob Moretti, Juanita Walsh, Jennifer Laine Williams

45. The Bell Jar (1979)

R | 107 min | Biography, Drama

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Details a young woman's summer in New York working for a Mademoiselle-like magazine, return home to New England, and subsequent breakdown all amidst the horrors of the fifties, from news of... See full summary »

Writers: Marjorie Kellogg, Sylvia Plath | Director: Larry Peerce | Stars: Marilyn Hassett, Julie Harris, Jameson Parker, Anne Jackson

46. Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List (2005–2010)

TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy, Reality-TV

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Stars: Kathy Griffin, Maggie Griffin, Tiffany Rinehart, Tom Vize

47. L.A. Without a Map (1998)

107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.3
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A British writer pursues a young actress to Hollywood and needs all the help he can get to win her love.

Writers: Mika Kaurismäki, Richard Rayner | Director: Mika Kaurismäki | Stars: Tony Peers, Steve Huison, David Tennant, Margo Stanley

48. Shut Up and Kiss Me (2010)

R | 78 min | Comedy, Romance

4.0
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A modern day take on the trials and tribulations of dating. We follow Ben as he faces the world of dating as a 35 year old who is looking for more then sex. After testing out different ... See full summary »

Writer: Ronnie Kerr | Director: Devin Hamilton | Stars: Ronnie Kerr, Scott Gabelein, Kindall Kolins, Joseph Russo

49. The Jackie Robinson Story (1950)

76 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

6.4
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Biography of Jackie Robinson, the first black major league baseball player in the 20th century. Traces his career in the negro leagues and the major leagues.

Writers: Arthur Mann, Lawrence Taylor | Director: Alfred E. Green | Stars: Jackie Robinson, Ruby Dee, Minor Watson, Louise Beavers

50. All Creatures Great and Small (1975 TV Movie)

92 min | Biography, Drama

6.5
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The story of a young veterinarian's apprenticeship to a somewhat eccentric older vet in the English countryside, and the young man's hesitating courtship of the daughter of a local farmer.

Writers: Hugh Whitemore, James Herriot | Director: Claude Whatham | Stars: Brenda Bruce, Christine Buckley, John Collin, Jane Collins