An independent woman from the North causes a scandal when she decides to wed a local general store owner just three weeks after he has been widowed.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Love Simpson Blakeslee
Enoch Rucker Blakeslee
Loma Williams (as Francis Fisher)
Mary Willis
Hoyt (as John Jackson)
Clayton McAllister
Effie Belle Tate
Ken Strong ...
Lightfoot McClendon
Will Tweedy
Dan Biggers ...
Jerry Campbell ...
Mary Doster ...
Mrs. Means
Sherry Foster ...
Alice Ann
Saundra Dunson-Franks ...
Queenie (as Saundra Franks)


Handsome May-December romantic drama set in a sleepy Southern town at the turn of the century. An independent lady from up North causes a scandal when she decides to wed the local general-store owner just three weeks after he's been widowed. Written by Anonymous

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16 October 1989 (USA)  »

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Enigmas da Vida  »

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Didn't anyone who made this movie read the book???
8 August 1999 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

This movie was so badly put together that I don't even want to spend time explaining it. Suffice it to say that Olive Ann Burns would roll over in her grave if she knew the way her fabulous book had been butchered. So many pivotal things from the book were altered or missing that I'm convinced that no one who worked on this movie consulted the book. Too bad, because the actors are talented people. If you haven't read the book, then definitely miss this movie. If you have read the book--miss it too. Of course, you can always watch it just to see what Love Simpson's hats really looked like. The choice is yours.

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