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The true story of the relationship between famed author William Allen White and his teenaged daughter Mary, who died in a horseback-riding accident at age 16, and the powerful effect the tragedy had on the life of her father.

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

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William Allen White
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Sallie White
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William L. White
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Mary White
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Richard Sloan III
Kaki Hunter ...
Selina
William Kuhlke ...
John Rice
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Mr. Andrews
Valerie Cotton ...
Ellie Rogers
Paul Frederickson ...
Tom
Barry McGuire ...
Mr. Bonner
Peggy Lang ...
Miss Peabody
Mildred Meier ...
Mrs. Pettigrew
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The true story of the relationship between famed author William Allen White and his teenaged daughter Mary, who died in a horseback-riding accident at age 16, and the powerful effect the tragedy had on the life of her father. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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18 November 1977 (USA)  »

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Touching and inspiring true-life story of a young female activist.
10 April 2000 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Mary is a charming, spunky, independent and sometimes feisty teenage girl (and her character is well-portrayed by the actress as well).

As daughter of a well-known and famous journalist/newspaper editor she has to fight to gain her own separate identity as an individual. She chooses to do so on the battleground of human rights issues, where she at times finds that she also has to overcome her own white upper-class blindness in order to truly understand the needs of people.

The movie is not only well-done, given its made-for-television format, it should be thought-provoking and challenging for anyone.


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