Jane, a young Toronto girl, tries to reunite her estranged parents during the 1930's, sick of her strict private school and abusive, nasty grandmother.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mairon Bennett ...
Jane Stuart
Andrew Stuart
Patricia Phillips ...
Robin Stuart
Jody Turner
Vivian Reis ...
Aunt Irene
Joyce Campion ...
Violet Titus
Florence Paterson ...
Justina Titus
Sharry Flett ...
Lillian Morrow
Glori Gage ...
Evelyn Morrow
Dora Dainton ...
Robert Benson ...
William Kennedy
London Juno ...
Phyllis Kennedy (as Juno Mills Cockell)
Gertrude Kennedy


In 1935 Toronto, Jane Stuart's mother has taken ill, and the two of them have temporarily moved in with her rich, snobbish grandmother, where Jane is verbally abused and her mother bullied. Jane is forced into a private academy, in which the other girls tell her that her father, whom Jane believes to be dead, is actually alive. Soon after, Andrew Stuart sends word that he would like to meet his long-lost daughter, so Jane is sent by train to Bright River to stay with him, where she encounters an old mystery that she must help her father overcome, new friends, and the chance to bring her father and mother back together again. Written by Stacy Saigeon

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27 January 1990 (USA)  »

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Jane of Lantern Hill  »

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14 January 2001 | by See all my reviews

I absolutely loved this movie. I can't believe they didn't release it in theaters. I am sure that many people will disagree with me, but I love it. I grew up with this movie, enjoyed every minute of it, and yes i was scared by the movie when i was younger. Those scenes with Evelyn used to scare the heck out of me. But, anyways...the point is that this is a great movie.

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