When her widowed mother decides to move the family from New England to California during the Gold Rush, teenager California Morning Whipple is furious. She misses her New England home, even though her mother and younger siblings are happy in their new home and life. Not wanting anything to do with California, she renames herself Lucy. But over time "Lucy" begins to think of California as her home. Written by
Early in the film, empty tin cans were shown littering the creekside, indicative of how the gold-rush miners littered the gold fields. But the cans depicted were modern tin cans, not the type of cans used in the mid-1800s when this story took place. Among other differences, the cans of that period would still have had their lids soldered on by hand, which means they couldn't be opened neatly like modern cans, making for a rough or jagged appearance to the lid when opened. The cans depicted were modern ones, with neatly opened lids as if done by a modern can opener. See more »
Most enjoyable thing I have watched on television in a long time. A really nice portrayal of frontier life in a busy Gold-mining town. The perfect 'American Girl' film ~ would keep any group of young girls ~ I'd say up to about age 14 ~ happy on an overnight or birthday party day. Highly recommended for moms too! A great historical film ~ I really enjoy olde time clothing and the costuming was fantastic! A delightful film all around !! The film is a bit reminiscent of Jane Seymours ~ Dr Quinn, Medicine Woman television show. The funny thing is that I had purchased the paperback book of this film way back in 1999 but had stashed it on the shelf and never read it. Happened upon the film on television tonight and am delighted!
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