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The Ponder Heart (2001)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  15 October 2001 (USA)
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Uncle Daniel Ponder moves to give away his fortune, while his niece, Edna Earle, tries to tighten the reins on Daniel's generosity. After Daniel marries teenager Bonnie Dee Peacock, her ... See full summary »

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Uncle Daniel
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Edna Earle Ponder
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Bonnie Dee Peacock
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Grandpa Ponder
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Narcissa Wingfield
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Ovid Springer
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Dorris Grabney
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DeYancey Clanahan
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Miss Teacake Magee
Tracey Needham ...
Elsie Fleming
B.J. Hopper ...
Judge Waite
Shari Schneider ...
Eloise
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Talmadge
James Michael Bailey ...
Mr. Peacock
Judy Garwood ...
Mrs. Peacock
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Uncle Daniel Ponder moves to give away his fortune, while his niece, Edna Earle, tries to tighten the reins on Daniel's generosity. After Daniel marries teenager Bonnie Dee Peacock, her death leads to Daniel's trial for murder. Written by Anonymous

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Ponder Heart - Liebe mit Folgen  »

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The original Broadway production of "The Ponder Heart" by Gail Gilchriest opened at the Music Box Theater in New York on February 16, 1956 and ran for 149 performances. The Gail Gilchriest stage play was the basis for this filmed production. See more »

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Pure Eudora Welty
24 March 2003 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

A beautiful film full of the richness and complexity of Southern life in the 1930s (?).The characters were beautifully portrayed and expressed the times, the concerns, desires, and needs of the Ponder family. Peter MacNichol was entirely believable as the beloved uncle whose only fault was his generosity. Angela Bettis clinched the innocent, pouting, yet headstrong Bonnie Dee. And JoBeth Williams did her best to hold the family together, while being cautiously aware of how life for the ponders seemed to be slipping away.

If you like the writing of Eudora Welty, you will love this film.


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