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Writers (WGA):
Ann Howard Creel (novel)
Camille Thomasson (teleplay)
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Release Date:
30 January 2005 (USA) See more »
Pregnant out of wedlock, an educated young woman is pressured by her father into an arranged marriage with a lonely farmer in this drama set during WWII. | Full synopsis »
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1 win & 3 nominations See more »
(3 articles)
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Quite Magical! See more (54 total) »


  (in credits order)

Keri Russell ... Livy

Skeet Ulrich ... Ray Singleton

Mare Winningham ... Martha

Tania Gunadi ... Florence

Gwendoline Yeo ... Rose

Stephen Strachan ... Hank (as Steve Strachan)

Katie Keating ... Ruth

Ken Pogue ... Reverend Case

Eric Winter ... Walter

Jane McGregor ... Abby

Daryl Shuttleworth ... Reverend Dunne
Brayden Bullen ... Hank Jr.
Sam Dyer ... Chester

Mary Black ... Marian Case

Jacqueline Robbins ... Mrs. Pratt (as Jackie Robbins)

Joyce Robbins ... Mrs. Parker
Karl Roth ... Slim
Andy Maton ... Dr. McCutcheon

Roger Haskett ... Telephone Man
Kira Bradley ... Librarian

Tom Carey ... Shop Keeper
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Madison Lindstrom ... Young Abby (uncredited)

Directed by
Brent Shields 
Writing credits
Ann Howard Creel (novel)

Camille Thomasson (teleplay)

Produced by
Andrew Gottlieb .... producer
Cameron Johann .... associate producer
Jim O'Grady .... producer: Alberta
Richard Welsh .... executive producer
Original Music by
Lawrence Shragge 
Cinematography by
Eric Van Haren Noman (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Michael D. Ornstein  (as Michael Ornstein)
Casting by
Jackie Lind 
Molly Lopata 
Production Design by
Clark Hunter 
Art Direction by
Andrew Moreau 
Set Decoration by
Sean Blackie 
Costume Design by
Karyn Wagner 
Makeup Department
Iloe Flewelling .... key hair stylist
Gail Kennedy .... makeup department head
Jo-Dee Thomson .... hair stylist
Chris Harrison-Glimsdale .... first assistant hair stylist (uncredited)
Rochelle Pomerleau .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Noel Bermudez .... executive in charge of production
Andrea Lapins .... post-production supervisor
Jim O'Grady .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Donald P.H. Eaton .... first assistant director (as Donald Eaton)
Cory Faulkner .... second assistant director (as Cory James Faulkner)
Richard Worden .... first assistant director: Calgary
Jess Maldaner .... daily assistant director (uncredited)
Jess Maldaner .... trainee assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Leyton Morris .... construction coordinator
Denise Nadredre .... prop buyer
Tim Ranson .... property master
Dan Stoddart .... Scenic Carpenter
Jason Webster .... painter
Jennifer Bannister .... art department coordinator (uncredited)
Jack Crowells .... greens (uncredited)
Laura Cuthill-Luft .... set buyer (uncredited)
Coral Dambrauskas .... greens foreman (uncredited)
John Dambrauskas .... greens coordinator (uncredited)
Kieran Gelfand .... stand-by painter (uncredited)
Carmen Hansen .... assistant art director (uncredited)
Amber Humphries .... assistant set decorator (uncredited)
Craig Humphries .... graphic artist (uncredited)
Rick Janzen .... lead signwriter (uncredited)
Tom Johnson .... paint coordinator (uncredited)
John Sherrington .... props (uncredited)
Christopher J.A. Smith .... on-set dresser (uncredited)
Brent Strosher .... assistant property master (uncredited)
Sound Department
Kevin Patrick Burns .... re-recording mixer (as Kevin Burns)
Todd Orr .... re-recording mixer
Kelly Oxford .... sound supervisor
Michael Playfair .... sound mixer
David Brown .... boom operator (uncredited)
Tim Kimmel .... dialogue editor (uncredited)
Daryl Lathrop .... adr recordist (uncredited)
Carrie Lisonbee .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Justan Ross .... assistant sound (uncredited)
Jon Title .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Clay Scheirer .... special effects coordinator (as Clayton Scheirer)
Wade Maurer .... on set key (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Robert D. Bailey .... visual effects supervisor (as Bob Bailey)
Dan Schmit .... visual effects supervisor (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert Driskell .... gaffer
Jason Haycock .... assistant camera
Erik Heinila .... still photographer
Ron MacLeay .... key grip
Tim Dutchak .... best boy electric (uncredited)
Henry Kitchen .... grip (uncredited)
Nancy Klokocka .... grip (uncredited)
Charles Koetke .... best boy grip (uncredited)
Jay Kohne .... first assistant camera: "a" camera (uncredited)
Mike Kolafa .... match gaffer (uncredited)
Tom Kolafa .... rigging gaffer (uncredited)
Dean Morin .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Keith Murphy .... Steadicam operator (uncredited)
Keith Murphy .... camera operator: "a" camera (uncredited)
Dan Power .... still photographer (uncredited)
Mark Woodgate .... dolly grip (uncredited)
Casting Department
Heike Brandstatter .... casting: Vancouver
Marcy Dichter .... extras casting (as Marcy Lee Dichter)
Jackie Lind .... casting: Alberta
Coreen Mayrs .... casting: Vancouver
Ally Day .... casting assistant (uncredited)
James McKenzie Moore .... casting assistant (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Leslie Tufts .... seamstress
Mary Hyde-Kerr .... costume set supervisor (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Dana B. Wilson .... assistant editor (as Dana Wilson)
Rob Evans .... colorist (uncredited)
Brady Hallongren .... assistant to post-production supervisor (uncredited)
Location Management
Mark Voyce .... location manager
Music Department
Chris Ledesma .... music editor
Richard Bronskill .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Michael Stern .... additional music mixer (uncredited)
Jeff Wolpert .... scoring mixer (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Dwight Beard .... transportation
Tyler Miller .... transportation coordinator
Rae Slater .... wardrobe driver (uncredited)
Other crew
Monika Hagele .... production assistant (uncredited)
Leslie Maynes .... production accountant
Shawn McClaren .... production associate
Kelly McCoshen .... production coordinator
Kelly Moon .... script supervisor
Tracy Young .... script supervisor
Dana Dubé .... animal coordinator (uncredited)
Marilyn Lindsay .... assistant production coordinator (uncredited)
Michelle Malmberg .... dance coach (uncredited)
Stacey Perlin .... production assistant (uncredited)
Jarin Rossiter .... development associate (uncredited)
Akiko Shima .... adr voice (uncredited)
Cindy Swensen .... assistant to director (uncredited)
David M. Taylor .... payroll accountant (uncredited)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Hallmark Hall of Fame: The Magic of Ordinary Days (#54.2)" - USA (anthology series)
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120 min (including commercials)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Anachronisms: When the main characters are pulling into the barn dance, you can see a modern white mini-van sticking out from behind the barn.See more »
Movie Connections:
Edited into "Hallmark Hall of Fame" (1951)See more »


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19 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
Quite Magical!, 13 March 2005
Author: Lee-107 ( from India

'The Magic of Ordinary Days' - the phrase itself is so evocative and beautiful! I didn't know anything about this film or the actors, but when I read the title I knew I had to see it! I loved the languorous feel of this film - everything was tranquil and measured as if the people who had invited you into their home wanted you to take your time and internalize it! I also liked the music. It added a lot to the film! The story had depth and the characters were well etched and rendered by both Keri Russell and Skeet Ulrich. Ulrich especially was amazing! He rendered his character with great subtlety, control and grace. Keri Russell was also really good in her role. Both the actors succeeded in evoking empathy and as an audience you really wanted them to be together and not be parted!

Brent Shields has almost become synonymous with Hallmark, he's either produced or directed most of the Hallmark films I've liked! I really appreciate Hallmark for making such films! Amongst all the pretentious films around, they have consistently made small, meaningful and memorable films! I'm glad that they truly believe in their tag line "Where great stories come to life"!

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