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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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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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Sarah Wheaton: The past steps on the heels of the present whether you like it or not.
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Beautiful story!
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Sarah,Plain and Tall was a great pleasure to watch,it was a simple story that was told,just as it should have been,simply.Sarah,almost a mailorder bride,comes to live with a widower and his two young children on the prairie and her life never is the same again.The story revolves around friendships formed,ideals changed and above all the importance of family.No character is a stereotype they are realistic people with their own shortcomings but are essentially good human beings with morals and integrity.Glenn Close and Christopher Walkin bring so many truths to their characters and the chemistry between them is real and heartfelt.A very special movie,great to watch with the family!


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