The Dark Secret of Harvest Home (1978)

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A young couple moves to a quiet New England village, only to soon find themselves mixed up in mysterious rituals.

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 Widow Fortune
David Ackroyd ...
 Nick Constantine
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 Kate Constantine
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 Jack Stump
John Calvin ...
 Justin Hooke
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 Amys Penrose
Linda Marsh ...
 Maggie Dodd
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 Beth Constantine
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 Worthy Pettinger
Laurie Prange ...
 Sophie Hooke
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 Narrator (voice)
Lina Raymond ...
 Tamar Penrose
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 Missy Penrose
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 Robert Dodd
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 Ty Barth
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A young couple moves to a quiet New England village, only to soon find themselves mixed up in mysterious rituals.

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23 January 1978 (USA)  »

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In a 1977 Associated Press article, Bette Davis stated that Widow Fortune was "a part I've wanted ever since Tom Tryon wrote the book." See more »

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Justin Hooke: I didn't know you city boys liked to fight.
Nick Constantine: Next to lovin' it's what we do best.
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Too good for TV!
8 February 2000 | by (Brescia, Italy) – See all my reviews

This film really shocked my infancy and I'll never forget it. I saw it when I was 7 or 8 but I vividly remember many of its sequences: the pagan rites of the Harvest Home, the tongue cut, the protagonist made blind by the terrible widow ... Bette Davis is charismatic as always and in this role she's really unforgettable; Rosanna Arquette lets us see some of the qualities which will lead her to be an important actress in the 80's and some minor characters are well refined. Briefly, it's one of the best TV movies I've ever seen.


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