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Heartland (1979)

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A widow with a young daughter travels to a farm in Montana to manage the household of a farmer. After a while the man and woman develop a relationship that leads to a marriage. But life in the harsh place takes its toll.

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Clyde Stewart
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Elinore Randall Stewart
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Mrs. Landauer
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Clara Jane
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Ma Gillis
Jeff Boschee ...
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Robert Overholzer ...
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Dan Byrd
Marvin Berg ...
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A widow with a young daughter travels to a farm in Montana to manage the household of a farmer. After a while the man and woman develop a relationship that leads to a marriage. But life in the harsh place takes its toll.

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Heartland is about roots and origins. Heartland is about love and survival.

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Western | Drama

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22 September 1979 (USA)  »

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A Força da Terra  »

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$600,000 (estimated)
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Letters written by Elinore Pruitt Stewart provided the basis for the film. These letters dated from April 1909 to November 1913 and were first printed in "The Atlantic Monthly." See more »

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Interesting adaptation of an Arcadian vision
1 April 2004 | by (U.S.) – See all my reviews

Heartland is based on the letters of Elinore Pruitt Stewart collected in Letters of a Woman Homesteader. For anyone who is familiar with both works, it is obvious that while the initial subject matter is the same, the intentions of each are vastly different.

If you are looking for the sweet, Arcadian version of life as an American homesteader, then read Letters. However, if you want to see a brutally honest picture of what it takes to make it on the frontier, then watch Heartland. Each has its own appeal. Letters and Heartland are wonderful works, and are highly recommended for any student of the American West.


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