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Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All (1994)

The movie, adapted from Allan Gurganus's 1989 book of the same name, chronicles the life of Lucy Marsden, a 99-year-old North Carolina woman who at age 14 married a 50-year-old Confederate ... See full summary »

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Won 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Lucy Honicut Marsden
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Castralia, Marsden Family House Slave / Maid
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Lucy Marsden (age 99-100)
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Bianca Honicut
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Prof. Taw, Old Folks Home Resident
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Etta Pell, Old Folks Home Resident
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Shirey Ann Williams, Lucy's best girlhood friend
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Lady Mardsen
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Zundro (Sandra)
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Willie Marsden (at 13)
Jesse Zeigler ...
Ned Mardsen (12), Lucy's eldest son
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Ned Smythe, Willie's best friend (flashback scenes)
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Samuel Honicut
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Ruth Wilgus, Neighbor with telephone
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The movie, adapted from Allan Gurganus's 1989 book of the same name, chronicles the life of Lucy Marsden, a 99-year-old North Carolina woman who at age 14 married a 50-year-old Confederate veteran of the Civil War and bore nine children (reduced to six for television). Diane Lane stars as Lucy from her teenage years into middle age, and Anne Bancroft plays Lucy approaching her 100th birthday, telling her story in flashback.

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1 May 1994 (USA)  »

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(2 parts) | | (DVD)

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1.33 : 1
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Mary Stuart Masterson and Sissy Spacek were considered for the role of Lucy Honicut Marsden. See more »

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Good character portrayals..
17 December 2005 | by (Georgia,United States) – See all my reviews

I gave this movie a '10' primarily because of the acting skills and filmography. Being a Southerner, at times some movies about the South are a little hard to swallow. I found this movie very interesting as it gave insight not only into situation but the feelings and thoughts of the characters. I especially enjoyed seeing Mr. Ed Grady in the roll of Robert E. Lee. It sometimes amazes me that he is so versatile and yet has not shown up in more movies. I believe we should have more movies in which the actors are so well suited to their parts, rather than just using some of the more established names in the movie industry as 'draws', whether they have the ability to 'become' the character they are portraying or not.


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