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The Dollmaker (1984)

Jane Fonda gives an Emmy-winning performance as Gertie Nevels, a pioneer woman and the mother of five from the Kentucky hills who is forced to uproot her children to follow her husband ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 5 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »
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Jane Fonda gives an Emmy-winning performance as Gertie Nevels, a pioneer woman and the mother of five from the Kentucky hills who is forced to uproot her children to follow her husband Clovis (Levon Helm) to Detroit when he finds work during World War II. One setback follows another and shattering tragedy strikes the family. It's all up to Gertie to find new strength, courage and determination to keep her family together and strong. Written by alfiehitchie

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Dollmaker - Ein Traum wird wahr  »

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Reportedly, Jane Fonda and business partner Bruce Gilbert were said to own a 50% stake in the profits of this property. See more »

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Moving, well-acted, great story.
25 June 2001 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Very well-acted, well-cast, moving story of a poor backwoods family struggling to survive. All the acting is great, even the children's. Probably Jane Fonda's finest work to date. The story is deep and well-plotted too. One of my favorite movies of all time. Doesn't come around often enough.


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