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A family living on a farm in Maine takes in a young woman to stay with them, not knowing that the woman is not quite what she seems and has a secret in her past that she hasn't told them about.

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Mrs. Louisa Bartlett
Astrid Allwyn ...
Kate
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Cordelia Peabody
William 'Billy' Benedict ...
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Hank Woolwine
Harry C. Bradley ...
Mr. Peabody
Phil La Toska ...
Abner
Clem Bevans ...
Doc Wiggin
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A family living on a farm in Maine takes in a young woman to stay with them, not knowing that the woman is not quite what she seems and has a secret in her past that she hasn't told them about.

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25 October 1935 (USA)  »

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A través de la tormenta  »

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Good Morning to All
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(also known as "Happy Birthday to You")
Lyrics by Patty S. Hill
Music by Mildred J. Hill
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Ahead of its time in attitudes towards unmarried mothers, exciting, too!
25 December 1999 | by (Springfield, MA) – See all my reviews

Interesting character studies of a Maine farm family and the young woman they take in without knowing her background. The villian of the piece is from the upper classes, although not without some redeeming characteristics. The movie's climax is set on ice flows on a raging river and had me totally caught up in the action (felt pretty cold, too!) A good chance to see Henry Fonda before he had fully settled into his familiar persona.


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