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Where the Lilies Bloom (1974)

A family of Appalachian children live together in the backwoods so that they can stay together after the death of their widower father.



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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. See more awards »


Cast overview, first billed only:
Julie Gholson ...
Matthew Burrill ...
Helen Harmon ...
Ima Dean
Miss Fleetie
Roy Luther
Tom Spratley ...
Mr. Connell
Goldie Pease
Bob Cole ...
Hyder Graybeal
Helen Bragdon ...
Mrs. Connell
Kiser Pease
Martha Nell Hardy ...
Rose Graybeal
Resi Sinclair ...
Alma Graybeal
Gregg Parrish ...
Gaither Graybeal
Janine Hughes ...
1st girl


A family of Appalachian children live together in the backwoods so that they can stay together after the death of their widower father.

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Drama | Family | Romance


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Release Date:

10 December 1975 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Ahol a liliomok nyílnak  »

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1.85 : 1
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Based on the novel written by Bill and Vera Cleaver (Nominee, 1970 National Book Award for Children's Literature; Notable Children's Books of 1969 (ALA); Best Books of 1969 (SLJ); Outstanding Children's Books of 1969 (NYT)). See more »


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Also a book , this vivid magnificent story will appeal to fans of movies such as Steel Magnolias-it's a beautiful story.
12 December 2004 | by See all my reviews

I had read this book before I actually saw the movie, and this was quite a long time ago. I thought both the book and the movie were just great. The scenery is magnificent and the characters are vivid and fleshed out. This is a story about a family of young kids who live in the mountains and the adversities they face. It is a beautiful story and one that I'd tell anyone to see. There's a Steel Magnolias touch to it(meaning you'll cry a lot!) but you'll also fall in love with these kids and the loveliness of the scenery. I rarely see this movie playing on television anymore and do not even know if the book is still in print but it is a truly lovely movie that should be a lot more known then it is and is a great movie to view.

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