Set in the south of the United States just after the Civil War, Laurel Sommersby is just managing to work the farm without her husband Jack, believed killed in the Civil War. By all accounts, Jack Sommersby was not a pleasant man, thus when he returns, Laurel has mixed emotions. It appears that Jack has changed a great deal, leading some people to believe that this is not actually Jack but an impostor. Laurel herself is unsure, but willing to take the man into her home, and perhaps later into her heart... Written by
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She knew his face. His touch. His voice. She knew everything about him... But the truth.
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Warner Brothers were behind the project and, as this was to be an expensive film with period costumes, sets and animals, a budget of $20 million was put in place. British director Jon Amiel was called in to direct and Gere brought in an additional, uncredited writer, Charlie Mitchell, to rework some of the scenes and provide accuracy in regional dialogue. See more
The fiddle being played at the homecoming dance is fitted with a chin piece, which was not used until the 20th century. See more
John Robert 'Jack' Sommersby
Now, do you love me?
Stop it! You're making me crazy!
Referenced in The Dangerous