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.
Did You Know?
Original writer Nicholas Meyer
walked off the production when Warner Brothers wouldn't let him direct his screenplay. Sarah Kernochan
was drafted in to rewrite the script and was somewhat bemused to see that it was an Americanized version of The Return of Martin Guerre
(1982). Warners denied this in a rather obvious attempt not to have to buy the remake rights, but Kernochan insisted that they do before continuing as they weren't fooling anyone. Warners eventually relented, and also gave Meyer story credit. 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
[Laurel is pregnant
I told you to use the fertilizer in the fields, Jack.
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