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Who Will Love My Children? (1983)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 14 February 1983
Based on a true story of Iowa farm wife Lucile Fray. Ann-Margret plays a dying mother of ten whose last wish is to find loving families for her children.

Director:

John Erman

Writer:

Michael Bortman
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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ann-Margret ... Lucile Fray
Frederic Forrest ... Ivan Fray
Cathryn Damon ... Hazel Anderson
Donald Moffat ... Dick Thomas
Lonny Chapman ... Milton Hammond
Patricia Smith ... Cleta Thomas
Jess Osuna ... Dr. Willis
Christopher Allport ... Kenneth Handy
Patrick Brennan Patrick Brennan ... Carl Fray
Soleil Moon Frye ... Linda Fray
Tracey Gold ... Pauline Fray
Joel Graves Joel Graves ... Warren Fray
Rachel Jacobs ... Joyce Fray
Robby Kiger Robby Kiger ... Frank Fray
Cady McClain ... Virginia Fray
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Storyline

Based on a true story of Iowa farm wife Lucile Fray. Ann-Margret plays a dying mother of ten whose last wish is to find loving families for her children.

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A true story of incredible Love and courage... [UK theatrical] See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 February 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Chi amerà i miei bambini? See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

ABC Circle Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

At the Emmy Awards ceremony, Barbara Stanwyck won the award for best actress for "The Thorn Birds" over Ann-Margaret for "Who Will Love My Children?" In accepting the award, Stanwyck said, "This is an honor. But the woman who should have won this award is sitting over there," pointing to Ann-Margaret. "I think she gave one of the finest, most beautiful performances I have ever seen. Ann-Margaret, you were superb." See more »

Alternate Versions

Two different variations exist: the opening on-screen disclaimer is read by Ann-Margret, but in the international theatrical version, it's in a different alignment and her voice is not heard. The ending credits are featured over a still image of the Fray family and in the international version, the end credits roll against a simple black background. See more »

Connections

Remade as Tulsi: Mathrudevobhava (2008) See more »

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A must see.
11 February 2001 | by emonaroSee all my reviews

Most definitely the saddest movie I have ever seen. A must see, just so you can walk away and realise just how precious your life and loves are. The acting is superb, the story line potentially 'real'.

Remains a firm favourite of mine even after all this time.


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