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The Locket (2002)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  8 December 2002 (USA)
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A young man taking care of his dying mother is distraught and grief-stricken when she finally passes away. On the advice of his doctor, he takes a job in an upscale nursing home, and is ... See full summary »



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Complete credited cast:
Esther Huish
Michael Keddington
Faye Murrow
Alice Richards
Amanda Ibarra
Casey Keddington
Henry McCord
Helen Staples
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bev Appleton ...
John Bennes ...
Bail Judge (as Dorothy Brown)
Young Esther
Keith Flippen ...
Assist. D. A. Palmer
Young Thomas
Professor King


A young man taking care of his dying mother is distraught and grief-stricken when she finally passes away. On the advice of his doctor, he takes a job in an upscale nursing home, and is assigned to take care of an elderly woman named Esther. At first Esther is a bitter, angry woman and pushes him away, but as she gradually warms to him, he discovers that he and Esther have much more in common than he imagined. Written by

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based on novel


Two love stories connected by the mystery of one simple locket.







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8 December 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hallmark Hall of Fame: The Locket (#52.1)  »

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Edited into Hallmark Hall of Fame (1951) See more »

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enjoyable, if not always positive
9 December 2002 | by (NC) – See all my reviews

At the start of the movie a man is caring for his dying mother. We later find out his father was a drunk who left them. After the mother dies, the man goes to work in an elegant nursing home and meets Esther, a bitter elderly woman played convincingly by Vanessa Redgrave. Both of them help each other resolve problems from their pasts. In Esther's case, a man named Thomas went to war without knowing how she felt about him. Both ended up marrying other spouses and the romance that could have been was not allowed to happen. The man sees Esther's and Thomas' pictures in a locket and tries to find Thomas. Meanwhile, the man ends up losing his girlfriend when she goes away to school, and her father wants him to stay away from her so she will complete her education. Esther also persuades the man to confront his father. The movie gets quite interesting after the man dates a co-worker who ends up causing trouble for him; she only works at the home because of family connections, and does not have the real concern for people her job would require. A pleasant family movie with some adult situations but no sex or bad language and only hints of and discussions about violence.

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