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The Two Worlds of Jennie Logan (1979)

This movie is about a woman who is trying to rebuild her shattered marriage. She and her husband move to an old Victorian style home, where she finds a beautiful dress in the attic, which ... See full summary »

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Jennie Logan
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David Reynolds
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Michael Logan
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Elizabeth Harrington
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Harrington
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Dr. Erica Lauren
Irene Tedrow ...
Mrs. Bates
Peter Hobbs ...
Old John
Constance McCashin ...
Beverly
Charles Thomas Murphy ...
Don
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Ed Hartley
Pat Corley ...
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John Hawker ...
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Lady sitting at cemetary
Robert Nadder ...
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This movie is about a woman who is trying to rebuild her shattered marriage. She and her husband move to an old Victorian style home, where she finds a beautiful dress in the attic, which has a tear in the shoulder. She has the dress repaired. When she tries it on in the restored attic, she suddenly finds herself in another era. This time travel seems to happen whenever she wears the dress. She learns the house was once owned by an artist who died under mysterious circumstances. She meets the artist and eventually falls in love with him. Knowing what she does about his fate, can her love save him and change history? Written by KE Chelsen

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31 October 1979 (USA)  »

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The Double Life of Jenny Logan  »

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The movie is based on the 1977 David Williams' novel "Second Sight". In the novel, Jennie merely finds a drawing of the white Victorian dress and has a replica made, whereas in the film she finds an actual white Victorian dress in the attic. In both cases, the replica dress in the novel, and the dress found in the attic in the film, both work as the catalyst transporting her back in time. See more »

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When Jennie is told to take off her wet dress, it was obviously dry. See more »

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Impressive and enchanting time travel love story from the world of the supernatural.
28 April 2004 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I notice that many previous reviewers have been trying to obtain a copy of this film after viewing same. I can really understand why because it's impact is romantically haunting. When I saw it advertised for screening in the 1980's I preset a video to record it while I was out shopping. Unfortunately due to insufficient tape I missed the ending and it was two years later when I managed to obtain a copy from a local video store to complete my experience of a tale which I found absolutely fascinating. Lindsay Wagner is magnificent and well suited in the role of the gentle loving romantic Jenny Logan along with her less enamored happy go lucky husband Michael played by Marc Singer. When they buy an old house once owned by an unknown artist she finds a doorway to the world of the past by wearing an old dress discovered in the attic. This leads her to a romance with the artist as she travels to a time in pre-turn of the century 1900. The great appeal of this film is the transition from the uncaring hustle and bustle of the present to the gracious principled and courteous past marking the distinctly different attitudes of the people of these respective eras. The story right to the ending is a well laid out plot with the respective events giving a totally believable twist to the fate and fortune of Jenny Logan. This is a film which you can watch over and over, never find boring, and then become caught up being addicted with the fantasy of being one of the principal characters in this unforgettable tale. A great tear jerker for the ladies.


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