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The Shell Seekers (1989)

PG | | Drama | TV Movie 3 December 1989
Given an opportunity to trade her most cherished possession for comfort an security, Penelope must take a good look at her future. With three grown children and a lifetime of memories, she ... See full summary »

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Waris Hussein

Writer:

John Pielmeier
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Angela Lansbury ... Penelope Keeling
Irene Worth ... Dolly Keeling
Sam Wanamaker ... Richard
Patricia Hodge ... Olivia
Anna Carteret ... Nancy
Sophie Ward ... Antonia
Denis Quilley ... Cosmo
Serena Gordon Serena Gordon ... Annabel
Michael Gough ... Roy Brookner
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Patrick Blackwell Patrick Blackwell ... Taxi Driver
Christopher Bowen ... Noel
Tracey Childs ... Penelope (age 20)
James Goodwin James Goodwin ... Rupert
Laura Goodwin Laura Goodwin ... Melanie
William Hope ... Young Richard
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Given an opportunity to trade her most cherished possession for comfort an security, Penelope must take a good look at her future. With three grown children and a lifetime of memories, she realizes that something is missing, the simple joy she knew as a child playing on the beach. So she embarks on an incredible journey-50 years into her past-to discover the secret to happiness for her friends, her family...and herself

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Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 December 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hallmark Hall of Fame: The Shell Seekers (#39.1) See more »

Filming Locations:

Ibiza, Balearic Islands, Spain See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Based on the book by Rosemunda Pilcher. See more »

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Edited into Hallmark Hall of Fame (1951) See more »

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Memories of Cornwall
30 August 2004 | by nicholas.rhodesSee all my reviews

Although the plot of this film is a bit thin on the ground, this is made up for to a great extent by everything else .......... picture quality, sets, quality of the acting. The film is plastically very beautiful and serves to remind us that Cornwall is indeed one of the most beautiful parts of England especially seen under clear blue skies. When I was about seven years old I spent a glorious holiday there with my parents and never forgot it ! The actors in this film all put in splendid performances and the cameramen have obviously paid particular attention to lightig, the weather, the beauty of the gardens etc. The plot can get annoying at times with this continuous bickering amongst Lansbury's children and I don't really like seeing people fighting over inheritance or inheritance-to-be. I thought that was a speciality in France but the English seem to go in for it too. The film has some sad moments and makes ample use of flashbacks. I'm glad I bought the dvd of this as I will be able to watch it again and again as I probably missed some subtleties first time round. Not an action film by any stretch of the imagination but it will please those who like films about family relations etc. Quintessentially English, the story should definitely please in places like New Zealand, the USA and Australia. Overall, then, highly recommendable !


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