A female doctor returns from the city to her home in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Appalachia in the 1930s, intending to bring modern medical care to the town's impoverished and ill-educated ...
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A female doctor returns from the city to her home in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Appalachia in the 1930s, intending to bring modern medical care to the town's impoverished and ill-educated residents. However, she finds herself going against the local "medicine woman," who believes that her simple, backwoods remedies and methods are sufficient and distrusts the new doctor's "big-city" ways. Written by
I caught this movie late one night on one of the movie channels. Really, one of the best films ever. The cinematography isn't the best, but until I read about it here, I didn't know that it was a TV movie. The story is one that hasn't really been told in a movie a 100 times before; namely, a big city doctor goes to the country to school the people in the ways of big city medicine. The acting is fantastic! The character of Granny in particular is fantastic. Coming from a country setting where what we would call "holistic" medicine is practiced, I know that her character of wily old lady who fights to keep her "backwoods" ways against a flood of new ideas is spot on. Lindsey Wagner is also great. Her sense of outrage at the fact that these people won't understand how stupid and backwards their superstitious ways are is very cogent in today's overly religiously sensitive times.
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