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Mary Jane Harper Cried Last Night (1977)

A disturbed young mother with some serious psychological problems begins to take them out on her infant daughter.

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Dr. Orrin Helgerson
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Tom Atherton
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Dr. Angela Buccieri
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Dave Williams
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Laura Atherton
Phillip R. Allen ...
Mr. Bernards
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Mary Jane Harper
Ray Buktenica ...
Dr. Mark Handelman
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Ivan Bonar ...
Judge F.F. Carlson
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Dr. Sutterman
Charles Lucia ...
Bill Harper
Sandra Deel ...
Mrs. Ramish
Elizabeth Robinson ...
Jeanne Williams
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A disturbed young mother with some serious psychological problems begins to take them out on her infant daughter.

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Life changing message
25 June 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I haven't seen the movie since 1977. However, at that time I had a 5 year old and a newborn. My 5 year old had been misbehaving to the point of making me want to scream. I had picked him up and threw him into a chair just minutes before this movie came on TV. I realized after the movie that he could have hit his head or broken his neck from the way that I flung him into the chair with wooden arms. I have always said that every parent of a strong willed child should watch this movie to wake themselves up to the fact that in their weak moments of frustration they could actually KILL their child. I cried for days after the movie but it prevented me from ever taking my anger out on either of my children in a physical way. So as far as I'm concerned this movie could have actually saved the life of one of my children. I know there were quirky things in the movie. But the message was one that changed my life forever. Thanks to whomsoever made this available for TV viewing in 1977.


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