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The Incredible Journey of Doctor Meg Laurel (1979)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Drama | TV Movie 2 January 1979
In 1932, in Boston, the tough Harvard graduated Dr. Meg Laurel lashes out at the corrupt and powerful Judge Adamson. Her husband Dr. Thom Laurel is worried with the damage that the judge ... See full summary »

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Meg Laurel
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Granny Arrowroot (as Miss Jane Wyman)
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Judge Adamson
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Harley Moon
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Joe
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Thom Laurel
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Doug Slocumb
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Sin Eater
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Effie Webb
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Messerschmidt
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Becca
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Sophie Pride
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In 1932, in Boston, the tough Harvard graduated Dr. Meg Laurel lashes out at the corrupt and powerful Judge Adamson. Her husband Dr. Thom Laurel is worried with the damage that the judge may cause in his career and Meg decides to leave him in Boston and return to the orphanage where she was raised to visit her friend Effie Webb. She learns that the orphanage is closed and Effie has returned to her hometown Eagle's Nest in the mountain. When Dr. Laurel arrives at Effie's home, she finds that her friend is on her deathbed under the care of the healer Granny Arrowroot. Dr. Laurel is unsuccessful in her attempt to save Effie that asks her to stay to help her people with her medical knowledge. Soon Dr. Laurel finds an illiterate and backward people that appraises traditions and belief more than the modern medical techniques. Further, she goes against Granny and is not accepted by the community. But both Meg and Granny discover that they have much to learn with each other. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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2 January 1979 (USA)  »

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A Incrível Jornada da Dra. Meg Laurel  »

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Wonderful Film
26 May 2017 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In 1932, in Boston, the tough Harvard graduated Dr. Meg Laurel (Lindsay Wagner) lashes out at the corrupt and powerful Judge Adamson (Andrew Duggan). Her husband Dr. Thom Laurel (John Reilly) is worried with the damage that the judge may cause in his career and Meg decides to leave him in Boston and return to the orphanage where she was raised to visit her friend Effie Webb (Dorothy McGuire. She learns that the orphanage is closed and Effie has returned to her hometown Eagle's Nest in the mountain. When Dr. Laurel arrives at Effie's home, she finds that her friend is on her deathbed under the care of the healer Granny Arrowroot (Miss Jane Wyman). Dr. Laurel is unsuccessful in her attempt to save Effie that asks her to stay to help her people with her medical knowledge. Soon Dr. Laurel finds an illiterate and backward people that appraises traditions and belief more than the modern medical techniques. Further, she goes against Granny and is not accepted by the community. But both Meg and Granny discover that they have much to learn with each other.

'The Incredible Journey of Doctor Meg Laurel" is a wonderful film from the late 70's released only on VHS in Brazil. The story of intolerance is perfectly developed, showing Dr. Meg Lauren as a stubborn idealist young woman that learns that even backward people have lessons to teach her. Her intention to help people is noble and praiseworthy. But the performances are top-notch, and it is difficult to highlight individual performance. Lindsay Wagner in one of her best performances and Jane Wyman are magnificent and John Woods is unrecognizable in the role of the Sin Eater. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "A Incrível Jornada da Dra. Meg Laurel" ("The Incredible Journey of Doctor Meg Laurel")


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