The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse: Season 5, Episode 16

The Trip to Bountiful (1 Mar. 1953)
"The Philco Television Playhouse" The Trip to Bountiful (original title)

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Carrie Watts is living the twilight of her life trapped in an apartment in 1940's Houston, Texas with a controlling daughter-in-law and a hen-pecked son. Her fondest wish -- just once ... See full summary »

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John Beal
Dennis Cross
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Carrie Watts
William Hansen
Will Hare
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Carrie Watts is living the twilight of her life trapped in an apartment in 1940's Houston, Texas with a controlling daughter-in-law and a hen-pecked son. Her fondest wish -- just once before she dies -- is to revisit Bountiful, the small Texas town of her youth which she still refers to as "home." The trouble is her son, Ludie, is too concerned for her health to allow her to travel alone and her petty daughter-in-law, Jessie Mae, insists they don't have money to squander on bus tickets. This prompts "escape" attempts each month which coincide with the arrival of Mrs. Watts' Social Security check. Then, Mrs. Watts makes a successful escape and last trip home. Written by Mark Fleetwood <mfleetwo@mail.coin.missouri.edu>

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