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The Little Match Girl (1987)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | Family  -  21 December 1987 (USA)
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A man, estranged from his wealthy family, reconciles at Christmas with the help of a homeless little match girl.

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Credited cast:
Maryedith Burrell ...
Haywood Dutton
Dr. Sam Easton (as Bill Davis)
Hallie Foote ...
Mary-Margaret Dutton
Frances Dutton
Joseph Dutton
Coffee & Doughnut Vendor
Robyn Stevan ...
Lindsay Dutton
William Youmans ...
Neville Dutton


A man, estranged from his wealthy family, reconciles at Christmas with the help of a homeless little match girl.

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Drama | Family





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21 December 1987 (USA)  »

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A menina dos fósforos  »

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This is a great movie.
18 October 1998 | by (Greenville, New Hampshire) – See all my reviews

"The Little Match Girl" stars Keshia Knight-Pulliam, Rue McLanahan, William Daniels, and John Rhys-Davies. It's a wonderful story and has excellent performances by both Keshia Knight-Pulliam and Rue McLanahan. If you've read the story by Hans Christian Anderson then you know the story if you don't then here it is. Heywood Dutton has been torn from his son because of a feud that has happened a few years prior. Rue McLanahan stars as Frances Dutton who is trying to bring the two together one magical Christmas. Pulliam is Molly, the match girl who every time she strikes a match something good happens. This is a wonderful story and young as well as old will enjoy this.

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