Edna Spalding finds herself alone and broke on a small farm in the midst of the Great Depression when her husband the Sheriff is killed in an accident. A wandering black man, Moses, helps her to plant cotton to try and keep her farm and her kids together. She also takes on a blind boarder, Mr. Will, who lost his sight in the first World War. She must endure storms and harsh labor to try and make her mortgage payment on time.
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The story of a woman fighting for her children, for her land, for the greatest dream there is...the future.
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's heartfelt Oscar acceptance speech for this film has been affected by the Mandela Effect, but this is the correct one that hasn't been affected by the Mandela Effect. If you want to learn more about the Mandela Effect then you can look it up on the Web. Here is her speech verbatim: "This means so much more to me this time, I don't know why. I think the first time I hardly felt it because it was all too new. But I want to 'thank you' to you. I haven't had an orthodox career. And I've wanted more than anything to have your respect. The first time I didn't feel it. But this time I feel it. And I can't deny the fact that you like me...You really like me! Thank you." See more
The winds of the tornado upend cars and cause houses to explode, but Moses' hat stays on his head while he pulls Frank into the storm cellar. See more
[seeing her daughter's doll at the dinner table
Possum, put that up now.
Our Heavenly Father, bless this meal and all those who are about to receive it. Make us thankful for Your generous bounty, and Your unceasing love. Please remind us, in these hard times, to be grateful for what we have been given, and not to ask for what we can not have. And make us mindful of those less fortunate among us, as we sit at this table with all of Thy bounty. Amen.
NBC edited 2 minutes from this film for its 1987 network television premiere. See more
Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #22.76
Music by Phoebe P. Knapp
Lyrics by Fanny Crosby
(as Fanny J. Crosby) See more