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The Story Lady (1991)

TV Movie  |  G  |   |  Drama, Family  |  9 December 1991 (USA)
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When Grace comes to live with her daughter and son-in-law, she is eager to find a way to be useful in the community. She loves to read stories to children, and decides to read one on public... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Grace McQueen
Julie Pollard
Alexandra Pollard
Norm Denton
Mr. Riley
Andre Rosey Brown ...
Security Guard
Charles Champion ...
Larry Freeman
Mrs. Oberg
Sensuous Witch
Michael Mitz ...
Ben Hodgkins


When Grace comes to live with her daughter and son-in-law, she is eager to find a way to be useful in the community. She loves to read stories to children, and decides to read one on public access television. The response is so strong that a large company hears about it and offers her a television series. Her life becomes complicated as she is forced to make some serious decisions. Through it all, Grace is able to help a young mother realize that time is the most valuable gift she could give to her daughter. Written by Schleppy

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Sometimes you have to tell the truth to yourself. See more »


Drama | Family


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9 December 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Christmas Story Lady  »

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1.33 : 1
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Grace Johnston turned down the role of Alexandra Pollard because of conflicting work schedules with One Good Cop (1991). See more »


Grace McQueen: [to the police officers] You can't do this to Granny Goodheart, I have a doll named after me. They're putting my name on lunch boxes in Taiwan as we speak.
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2 January 2014 | by (Margate Florida) – See all my reviews

As, I am sure was previously mentioned...Jessica Tandy is in this movie. Need we say more? Many years ago, I had a boss that thought the only way you could be a good sales person was to talk loudly and firmly, to the point of being pushy. Ms. Tandy, with her quiet and calm demeanor could sell snow to an Eskimo. She makes acting look easy and effortless. That is what makes her so good. This is not a blockbuster movie, but it's a sweet story of an older woman who senses that at her age, people seem to feel she has nothing more to offer. What started out as a small enjoyable pass time, became more than she could have anticipated. In the meantime, she shows a mother that she is missing out on what is really important. Stephanie Zimbalist was wonderful as well. I really enjoyed the movie. Its definitely worth watching.

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