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A Mother's Gift (1995)

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A singer and her husband leave their home in their frontier town for Pioneer life in the West but realizes that life in the west is hard on their marriage and her dreams.



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Margaret Deal
William Deal
Isobelle as an adult
John Deal as adult
Herman Mandelbrot
Sarah Lutz
Gus Reinmuller
Kristine Reinmuller
Ed Matthews
Henry Lutz (as James Prince)
David Denney ...
Daniel Gullahorn ...
Helen Cates ...
Isobelle McKenzie


A singer and her husband leave their home in their frontier town for Pioneer life in the West but realizes that life in the west is hard on their marriage and her dreams.

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16 April 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Lantern in Her Hand  »

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I really loved this awesome movie
19 November 2004 | by (Newport News Virginia) – See all my reviews

Hi i saw the movie about 7 years ago before i saw it two or three days ago on Lifetime. My girlfriend and i were spending some quite time together just flipping through the channels and came across this movie, we were glued to the tube. It showed us that even in hard time you can still make it if you stay focused on your dream. That hard work in the long run will pan out. We also saw how a family is supportive of one another and share the same dream, that we too, if the desire was great enough could have a dream. Even in the mist of the storm all things will work out. It is a movie that will be forever in the mind of me and my girlfriend, it took us over eight years to see this movie again. Please tell us were we might buy this wonderful movie.

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