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The Two Worlds of Jennie Logan (1979)

Jennie Logan discovers an antique dress in her attic that allows her to travel back in time. Soon she's torn between life with her philandering husband and a romance with a handsome artist who was murdered at the turn of the century.

Director:

Frank De Felitta

Writers:

Frank De Felitta (teleplay), David L. Williams (novel) (as David Williams)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lindsay Wagner ... Jennie Logan
Marc Singer ... David Reynolds
Alan Feinstein ... Michael Logan
Linda Gray ... Elizabeth Harrington
Henry Wilcoxon ... Harrington
Joan Darling ... Dr. Erica Lauren
Irene Tedrow ... Mrs. Bates
Peter Hobbs ... Old John
Constance McCashin ... Beverly
Charles Thomas Murphy ... Don
Allen Williams ... Ed Hartley
Pat Corley ... Realtor
John Hawker John Hawker ... Foreman
Gloria Stuart ... Lady Sitting at Cemetery
Robert Nadder Robert Nadder ... Minister
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Storyline

A young woman named Jennie Logan is trying to rebuild her shattered marriage. She and her husband move to an old Victorian style home, where she finds a beautiful dress in the attic, which has a tear in the shoulder. She has the dress repaired. When she tries it on in the restored attic, she suddenly finds herself in another era. This time travel seems to happen whenever she wears the dress. She learns the house was once owned by an artist named David Reynolds who died under mysterious circumstances. She meets the artist and eventually falls in love with him. Knowing what she does about his fate, can her love save him and change history? Written by KE Chelsen

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1979. Jennie has a husband. She also has a lover... a lover from another century who wants her forever! See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance | Sci-Fi

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Trivia

The film is based on the 1977 novel "Second Sight" by David L. Williams. In the novel, Jennie merely finds a drawing of the white Victorian dress and has a replica made, whereas in the film she finds an actual white Victorian dress in the attic. The replica dress in the novel and the dress found in the attic in the film both work as the catalyst transporting her back in time. See more »

Goofs

When Jennie is told to take off her wet dress, it was obviously dry. See more »

Quotes

Jennie Logan: I'm sorry I wasn't Pamela.
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Impressive and enchanting time travel love story from the world of the supernatural.
28 April 2004 | by grafspeeSee all my reviews

I notice that many previous reviewers have been trying to obtain a copy of this film after viewing same. I can really understand why because it's impact is romantically haunting. When I saw it advertised for screening in the 1980's I preset a video to record it while I was out shopping. Unfortunately due to insufficient tape I missed the ending and it was two years later when I managed to obtain a copy from a local video store to complete my experience of a tale which I found absolutely fascinating. Lindsay Wagner is magnificent and well suited in the role of the gentle loving romantic Jenny Logan along with her less enamored happy go lucky husband Michael played by Marc Singer. When they buy an old house once owned by an unknown artist she finds a doorway to the world of the past by wearing an old dress discovered in the attic. This leads her to a romance with the artist as she travels to a time in pre-turn of the century 1900. The great appeal of this film is the transition from the uncaring hustle and bustle of the present to the gracious principled and courteous past marking the distinctly different attitudes of the people of these respective eras. The story right to the ending is a well laid out plot with the respective events giving a totally believable twist to the fate and fortune of Jenny Logan. This is a film which you can watch over and over, never find boring, and then become caught up being addicted with the fantasy of being one of the principal characters in this unforgettable tale. A great tear jerker for the ladies.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 October 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Double Life of Jenny Logan See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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