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Cold Sassy Tree (1989)

An independent woman from the North causes a scandal when she decides to wed a local general store owner just three weeks after he has been widowed.

Director:

Joan Tewkesbury

Writers:

Olive Ann Burns (book), Karen Croner (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Faye Dunaway ... Love Simpson Blakeslee
Richard Widmark ... Enoch Rucker Blakeslee
Frances Fisher ... Loma Williams (as Francis Fisher)
Lee Garlington ... Mary Willis
John M. Jackson ... Hoyt (as John Jackson)
Jay O. Sanders ... Clayton McAllister
Jo Harvey Allen ... Effie Belle Tate
Ken Strong Ken Strong ... Camp
Samantha Mathis ... Lightfoot McClendon
Neil Patrick Harris ... Will Tweedy
Dan Biggers Dan Biggers ... Minister
Jerry Campbell Jerry Campbell ... Luther
Mary Doster Mary Doster ... Mrs. Means
Sherry Foster Sherry Foster ... Alice Ann
Saundra Dunson-Franks Saundra Dunson-Franks ... Queenie (as Saundra Franks)
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Handsome May-December romantic drama set in a sleepy Southern town at the turn of the century. An independent lady from up North causes a scandal when she decides to wed the local general-store owner just three weeks after he's been widowed. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 October 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Enigmas da Vida See more »

Filming Locations:

Concord, Georgia, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

TNT See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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My Darling Jess
Composed by Ian Whitcomb
Performed by Ian Whitcomb and His Dance Band
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Didn't anyone who made this movie read the book???
8 August 1999 | by Curly-10See all my reviews

This movie was so badly put together that I don't even want to spend time explaining it. Suffice it to say that Olive Ann Burns would roll over in her grave if she knew the way her fabulous book had been butchered. So many pivotal things from the book were altered or missing that I'm convinced that no one who worked on this movie consulted the book. Too bad, because the actors are talented people. If you haven't read the book, then definitely miss this movie. If you have read the book--miss it too. Of course, you can always watch it just to see what Love Simpson's hats really looked like. The choice is yours.


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