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Who Will Love My Children? (1983)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 14 February 1983
Based on a true story of Iowa farm wife Lucile Fray. Ann-Margret plays a dying mother of ten whose last wish is to find loving families for her children.

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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »
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Lucile Fray
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Ivan Fray
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Hazel Anderson
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Dick Thomas
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Milton Hammond
Patricia Smith ...
Cleta Thomas
Jess Osuna ...
Dr. Willis
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Kenneth Handy
Patrick Brennan ...
Carl Fray
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Linda Fray
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Pauline Fray
Joel Graves ...
Warren Fray
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Joyce Fray
Robby Kiger ...
Frank Fray
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Virginia Fray
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Based on a true story of Iowa farm wife Lucile Fray. Ann-Margret plays a dying mother of ten whose last wish is to find loving families for her children.

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A true story of incredible Love and courage... [UK theatrical] See more »

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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14 February 1983 (USA)  »

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Chi amerà i miei bambini?  »

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A blockbuster Malayalam film ( India - kerala, not Bollywood) Akashadoothu, was inspired from this film. The actress who enacted the mother won many awards for her role. See more »

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Remade as Mathru Devo Bhava (1993) See more »

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Saddest movie I have EVER seen
1 December 2001 | by (baltimore, md) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie so long ago, but it remains in my memory as the saddest movie ever. I cried non stop. My mother will not ever watch this movie again because its almost painful to watch. Anyway, apart from that the story isn't exactly complex...Ann Margaret is dying and has to give away her 10(?) children. As if that isn't bad enough, it is during the depression and she has to break up the close siblings one by one. I guess this was very sad to me because I too am from a very large close knit family and could identify with each child's pain of leaving their mother and siblings.

Maybe I am a masochist but I would like to see this movie again because it was well done and the end, surprisingly, is slightly happy (so at least we could smile and sob simultaneously). It should come on TV sometime so I can see it again.


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