In 1930's Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings moves to Florida's backwaters to write in peace. She feels bothered by affectionate men, editor and confused neighbors, but soon she connects and writes The Yearling, a classic of American literature.

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Geechee
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In 1930's Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings moves to Florida's backwaters to write in peace. She feels bothered by affectionate men, editor and confused neighbors, but soon she connects and writes The Yearling, a classic of American literature.

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The portrait of a woman who, at the edge of survival, found a world of meaning. See more »


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27 October 1983 (Netherlands)  »

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Cross Creek - Ich kämpfe um meine Freiheit  »

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$200,000 (USA)
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At the time the film was made and released, lead actress Mary Steenburgen was married to actor Malcolm McDowell, who appears uncredited in the film as Max Perkins. The pair had met during the production of Time After Time (1979) during the late 1970s and had got hitched on 29th September 1980 (and later were divorced on 1st October 1990). See more »

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Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings: [voiceover] My journey to maturity began in New York, in 1928. I was married to Charles Rawlings, the newspaper man and yachting enthusiast. I had been trying to write stories that I thought would be most likely to sell - gothic romances were extremely popular - and I had written dozens. I was desperate to express myself. Even as a child I'd been consumed with the desire to be a writer.
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A Wonderful Movie
22 August 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Assuming this movie is based on events in the life of the central character, I can only think that she probably was considered too genteel to exist in those surroundings, but apparently she did. I think too, that some, if not all, of the "colorful characters" referred to were real people. Do we want to change these people, and the way they were, just to try and make the characters more compelling than they actually were? If it ain't broke, there's no need to fix it. All of the actors have done an excellent job of bringing their characters to life, particularly Rip Torn. I'm just sorry it's taken me so long to finally see this movie. But, in my opinion, it was certainly worth the wait.


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