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Sarah, Plain and Tall (1991)

A single New England woman responds to an advertisement by a Midwestern widower in which he asks for a bride to help him raise his two children.

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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 1 win & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Set around the turn of the century. Jacob, a widowed farmer with two small children, places an ad in a paper for a new wife. The ad is answered by a spinster in Maine, who writes letters to them and describes herself as "plain and tall." And she takes a trip to Jacob's farm to see if she can make a difference. Written by Kathy Li

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3 February 1991 (USA)  »

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Hallmark Hall of Fame: Sarah, Plain and Tall (#40.2)  »

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John and Ada Bryan's old home served as the Whiting house. The Bryan's lived in the home from 1948 to 1960 before moving. Although they thought about selling the house, the couldn't bring themselves to do it, citing that their kids would never forgive them. Although the house was in very bad shape, it was remodeled by a movie company who wanted it to shoot a movie called "The Last Cattle Drive". Extensive renovations were completed, including enlarging the doors so camera equipment could come in and out. However, the movie plans were scrapped, but when a location scout for Sarah, Plain & Tall came upon the house, he knew he'd found an ideal location. See more »

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Sarah Wheaton: The past steps on the heels of the present whether you like it or not.
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Referenced in The Simpsons: Bart's Girlfriend (1994) See more »

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Come all ye fair and tender ladies
Traditional American song
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A Fantastic Movie
26 January 2003 | by (Indiana) – See all my reviews

I can name a half a dozen reasons why I like the movie. The plot is good wholesome plot. This is a movie I can sit my children down and not worry about any bad words. It brings the past to life its like you are there. It shows what true love is all about . When you can go through all different things together and still be in love then you have it going on. You can feel the warmth and kindness Sarah shows toward the children.

If you haven'tseen it then I only have onething tosay RUN Don't WALK to your nearest video store.


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