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All the Way Home (1963)

Not Rated | | Drama | 3 June 1965 (Mexico)
In the early 1900's Tennessee, a loving family undergoes the shock of the father's sudden, accidental death. The widow and her young son must endure the heartache of life following the ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
... Mary Follet
... Jay Follett
... Ralph Follet
... Aunt Hannah
Thomas Chalmers ... Joel
... Andrew
Helen Carew ... Mary's Mother
... Sally
... Walter Starr
Mary Perry ... Great-Aunt Sadie
Georgia Simmons ... Jessie
Lylah Tiffany ... Great-Great-Grandmaw
Edwin Wolfe ... John Henry - Jay's Father
Michael Kearney ... Rufus Follet
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In the early 1900's Tennessee, a loving family undergoes the shock of the father's sudden, accidental death. The widow and her young son must endure the heartache of life following the tragedy, but slowly rise up from the ashes to face the hope of renewed life. Written by Martin H. Booda <booda@datasync.com>

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According to a 1986 Knoxville Journal article, Robert Preston was one of the few people involved in the production that knew how to drive the borrowed 1915 Model T used in the film, and he wanted it to be used accurately. In one scene the director had wanted to have the Model T parked with the headlights on, but without the motor running. Those vehicles were not equipped with batteries, though, and electricity for lights was supplied by the running motor. The director wanted to have a battery hooked up to the car, but Preston refused, saying that Model T buffs would notice the inaccuracy if the lamps were lit without the motor running. See more »

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When Ralph runs out of the house towards the train: In one wide shot you can see a busy road with modern vehicles in the background. See more »

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Rufus Follet: Rufus is a NIGGER name...
Jay Follett: Rufus is a powerful name... don't ever talk that way, that word is used to hurt colored people...
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All the Way Home
Composed by Jule Styne
Lyrics by Stanley Styne
Sung by Steve Lawrence
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one of the most moving films I've ever seen
31 July 2004 | by See all my reviews

I can't remember how I was fortunate enough to even see this movie. It might have been on Bravo. It is based on the Pulitzer prize winning novel "A Death In the Family" by James Agee. He also wrote the screenplay for this excellent movie. It is a small story about a southern family who love one another and what happens when there is a death in that family. Robert Preston is wonderful. His character has such depth and sincerity and the relationship between he and his small son is very moving. Jean Simmons is also very good as the pregnant wife in this small family. I hope this movie is available on DVD or VHS soon. I can't wait to purchase it. Highly recommended.


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