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The Stars Fell on Henrietta (1995)

PG | | Drama | 15 September 1995 (USA)
The setting is early America during the oil boom. An elderly, down on his luck 'oil man', Mr. Cox finds himself in the town of Henrietta. Using unconventional methods, he convinces himself ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Mr. Cox
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Don Day
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Cora Day
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Big Dave McDermot
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Beatric Day (eldest daughter)
Kaytlyn Knowles ...
Pauline Day
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Mary Day (as Francesca Ruth Eastwood)
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Big Dave's driver
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Roy
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Henry Nakai
Paul Lazar ...
Seymour
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Delbert Tims
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Shirl (waitress)
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Larry Ligstow (owner of Greek restaurant)
Wayne Dehart ...
Robert
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The setting is early America during the oil boom. An elderly, down on his luck 'oil man', Mr. Cox finds himself in the town of Henrietta. Using unconventional methods, he convinces himself and local Don Day that there is oil on Day's land. The financially strapped Day puts everything into finding oil...but at what cost? Written by P. Wong <pwong@nt.net>

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15 September 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Der wunderliche Mr. Cox  »

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$13,000,000 (estimated)

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$99,318 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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A calendar on the wall shows April with 31 days. See more »


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'Vesti La Giubba' from I Pagliacci
Written by Ruggero Leoncavallo (as Ruggerio Leoncavallo)
Performed by Enrico Caruso
Courtesy of Everest Records
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A recommendation for a well acted film.
30 March 2001 | by (Devon UK) – See all my reviews

This was an enjoyable Depression era drama and it had more to it than I expected. Set in 1935 it was refreshing to see a story about ordinary farming people struggling with adversary, whose lives are transformed with the arrival of a wildcat oil prospector. There was no sickly sentimentality and characterization was believable with excellent period-piece detail. If you're a fan of Robert Duvall's you'll find that he doesn't let you down in this film. He is well supported by Aidan Quinn, Frances Fisher and Brian Dennehy, a cast which attracted my attention in the first place. I was interested, too, to discover that Clint Eastwood's daughter (Francesca Ruth Eastwood by Frances Fisher)played the role of Miss Fisher's daughter in the film. It's a shame the film did not have a wider distribution.


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