A wife and mother in 1915 Tennessee copes with the loss of her husband and the necessity of raising their children alone.



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Jeremy Licht ...
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Gregory Brown


A wife and mother in 1915 Tennessee copes with the loss of her husband and the necessity of raising their children alone.

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This was a production of a play broadcast live on NBC from the Bing Theatre on the campus of the University of Southern California. The original Broadway production of "All the Way Home" by Tad Mosel opened at the Belasco Theater in New York on November 30, 1960, ran for 333 performances, was nominated for the 1961 Tony Award (New York City) for the Best Play and won the Pulitzer Prize in Drama in 1961. See more »


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Sally Field was never better
20 March 2004 | by (London, England today) – See all my reviews

I saw this in high school and it stayed with me to this very day. I SO WISH it would be released either on vhs or dvd. This is the performance that proved to me how much more than "Flo" Polly Holiday was. But Sally Field is truly remarkable. Not that "Norma Rae" hadn't already shown the world that, but this is a quiet storm brewing here about a young wife and mother who's husband suddenly doesn't come home one night. Anyone who's lost a spouse to an "accident" can identify with this story. The acting takes it leagues above the soap it could have been (in lesser hands). Catch this one in any way you can.

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