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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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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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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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Jacob Witting: She was too young, small, seventeen when Anna was born. It took two days. Terrible, terrible pain. The doctor said it was because she was so small. Said, maybe we shouldn't have anymore. I thought, three years, I needed a boy. Then she wasn't there. Wasn't curled beside me in bed and I couldn't stop long enough to... I had a newborn, Sarah, a three-year-old, a farm, crops, animals, the house, but she just
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Jacob Witting: wasn't there. I, I couldn't stop long enough to, tell her good-bye, that I ...
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Nice little movie
18 March 2000 | by (Québec, Québec, Canada) – See all my reviews

Nice little movie about life in the Prairie and about how a young widower can make a new life, and how his two children can relate to a new women coming to their home to "replace" their mother. No clichés (there could have been scores of them), sensitive story, good casting. Never before that movie had I sensed how Kansas and Maine, two states in the same country, can be so far apart, geographically and culturally.


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