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The Incredible Journey of Doctor Meg Laurel (1979)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Drama | TV Movie 2 January 1979
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 ... 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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Mrs. Slocumb
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Becca
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Laurie Mae Moon
Cherilyn Parsons ...
Sophie Pride
Tom Spratley ...
The Dentist
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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 frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Adventure | Drama

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Not Rated
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2 January 1979 (USA)  »

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A Incrível Jornada da Dra. Meg Laurel  »

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The character portrayed by James Woods inspired comic book writer Peter David to create the "Spider Man" villain Sin-Eater. See more »

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Mountain Lady
Music by Robin Randall & Lyrics by Judithe Randall
Performed by Alix Wangburt
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A journey to undo mistreatment in one's past
31 May 2005 | by (South Dakota) – See all my reviews

The way I remember it, Meg Laurel was born in the Appalachians and suffered medical mistreatment from the local backwoods doctor. Later she became a successful woman doctor in the city. But she has nightmares of being mistreated in the Appalachians and figures she has no choice but to make a journey back to the Appalachians to provide modern medical care and make amends with the past that is haunting her. It seems that on the wagon trip up the mountains from the railroad, some of her stuff falls out of the wagon and down a cliff. She doesn't get along well with Granny Arrowroot. Most local people don't have anything to do with her, either. Eventually she and the hillbillies come to terms. She becomes ill herself and needs something that went over the cliff.


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