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In the early 1900's Tennessee, a loving family undergoes the shock of the father's sudden, accidental death. The widow and her young son must endure the heartache of life following the tragedy, but slowly rise up from the ashes to face the hope of renewed life. Written by Martin H. Booda <booda@datasync.com>

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Love is not a thing that grows only in the dark!

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3 June 1965 (Mexico)  »

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A Volta para o Adeus  »

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Film debut of John Cullum. See more »

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Rufus Follet: Rufus is a NIGGER name...
Jay Follett: Rufus is a powerful name... don't ever talk that way, that word is used to hurt colored people...
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All the Way Home
Composed by Jule Styne
Lyrics by Stanley Styne
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Beautiful and poignant
13 October 2003 | by (Vancouver, Wa) – See all my reviews

Set in the turn of the century, this is a wonderful period piece. Micheal Kearney as Rufus, the couples little boy is sweet and realistic. His father, Jay Follet played by Robert Preston is a top- notch, Oscar caliber performance. His interaction and love for his family is the most realistic that I have ever seen in a movie. Jean Simmons is great, too, her character is heartbreaking and moving. If you get a chance to see this, do it. I don't want to give away the story, but the tragedy she has to deal with will make you think about your loved ones and what it would be like if they were taken away suddenly. A real tear-jerker but a beautiful film.


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