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Sarah, Plain and Tall (1991)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | Family  -  3 February 1991 (USA)
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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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Sarah Wheaton
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Jacob Witting
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Anna Witting
Malgorzata Zajaczkowska ...
Maggie Grant (as Margaret Sophie Stein)
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Matthew Grant
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William Wheaton
Woody Watson ...
Jess Stearns
Betty Laird ...
Mrs. Parkley
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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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Trivia

A long search was made to find working steam engine for Sarah's arrival. One was found at the Sturh Museum in Grand Island, Nebraska. The train was built in 1908 by the Baldwin Locamotive works. Unfortunately, the train needed extensive repairs before it's fires could be stoked. A timely contribution from the Sarah, Plain and Tall (1991) production saved the day. However, the train has been preserved and is on display at the towns museum. See more »

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Caleb Witting: Seal was worried. The house is too small, we thought, and I am loud and pesky.
Anna Witting: We thought you might be leaving us because you miss the sea.
Sarah Wheaton: Well, I'll always miss my old home, but the truth of it is, I'd miss you more.
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12 December 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

They had a real nice feel for the time and place with this one....I remember enjoying it alot. Oceans of grass to replace the Maine woods and shore, different mores and a different way of thinking. Walken really plays against type here, he is quiet and turned inwards...Little House on the Prairie done by Hallmark, if you will.

*** outta ****


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