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Jacob's farm is in trouble from a severe drought. Jacob and Sarah begin to wonder if Sarah can stay, and what will happen to Jacob if she and the children have to leave the farm.

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Sarah Witting
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Jacob Witting
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Anna Witting
Christopher Bell ...
Caleb Witting
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Maggie (as Margaret Sophie Stein)
Jon DeVries ...
Matthew
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Matty Wheaton
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Chub 'Chubbers' Horatio
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Lou Wheaton
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Harriet Wheaton
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William Wheaton
Woody Watson ...
Jess Stearns
Anne Swift ...
Meg
T. Max Graham ...
Photographer (as Max Graham)
Betty Laird ...
Mrs. Parkley
Peggy Freisen ...
Caroline
Michael T. McGraw ...
Samuel
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Kara Beth Taylor ...
Rose (uncredited)

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Joseph Sargent

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Patricia MacLachlan ... (characters from novel "Sarah, Plain and Tall")
 
Patricia MacLachlan ... (written by)

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Glenn Close ... executive producer
Robert Huddleston ... line producer
Joseph Sargent ... producer
William Self ... executive producer

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David Shire

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Mike Fash

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Michael Brown

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Patsy Bouge ... assistant film editor

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Phyllis Huffman

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Ed Wittstein

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Norbert Kolb

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Derek R. Hill

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James Echerd
Van Broughton Ramsey

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Michael Kriston ... hair stylist
Malanie J. Romero ... hair stylist / makeup artist
Jean-Luc Russier ... makeup artist
Peggy Schierholz ... hair stylist
Michael White ... makeup artist

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Adam Boster ... assistant production manager trainee
Robert Huddleston ... production manager

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Nina Halvorsson ... second assistant director
Gary M. Strangis ... first assistant director

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Lance Cheatham ... set dresser
George A. Lee ... assistant property master (as George A. Lee II)
Richard Blake Wester ... property master

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David C. Eichhorn ... dialogue editor
Grover B. Helsley ... re-recording mixer (as Grover Helsley)
Troy Porter ... re-recording mixer
Terry Rodman ... supervising sound editor
Richard D. Rogers ... re-recording mixer (as Richard Rogers)
Tim Chilton ... foley artist (uncredited)
Frank Fleming ... sound recordist (uncredited)
Jacob Goldstein ... sound mixer (uncredited)
Kristi Johns ... adr editor (uncredited)

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Wayne Beauchamp ... special effects

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John D. Burkley ... gaffer
William Ku ... second assistant camera
Rick Marroquin ... grip
Robert D. Shulman ... key grip
Richard Speed ... electrician

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Jack Wright ... casting: Kansas

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Jeannie Johnson ... key costumer
Karen Lloyd ... costumer
Cheri Reed ... costume supervisor

Location Management

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Michael Stubbs ... location manager: Kansas

Music Department

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Tom Boyd ... oboe soloist
Diane Prentice ... music clearance
Lori Slomka ... music editor

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Alan Collis ... transportation coordinator
Gracie Klein ... driver
Terry R. Owens ... production driver

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Linda Brennan ... dialect coach
Joe Cacciotti ... key production assistant
Dawn Dumas ... animal trainer (as Dawn Martin-Weiner)
Judy-Anne Goldman ... assistant coordinator
Betty A. Griffin ... script supervisor
West Humphries ... caterer
Lesley Hurrien ... animal trainer (as Leslie Hurren)
Diane Lee ... maine location manager
Denny Peterson ... head wrangler
Teresa M. Yarbrough ... production coordinator

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Plot Summary

Jacob's farm is in trouble from a severe drought. Jacob and Sarah begin to wonder if Sarah can stay, and what will happen to Jacob if she and the children have to leave the farm. Written by Kathy Li

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Also Known As
  • Sarah, Plain and Tall: Skylark (United States)
  • Hallmark Hall of Fame: Skylark (#42.2) (United States)
  • Le combat de Sarah (France)
  • Sarah zwischen Land und Meer (Germany)
  • El agua de la vida (Spain)
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  • 95 min
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Movie Connections Edited into Hallmark Hall of Fame (1951). See more »
Soundtracks Martha: M'appari tutt'amor (Ach so fromm, ach so traut) See more »
Quotes Jacob Witting: I love you, Sarah. There are some things that can't be written... in a letter. I'm not good with words.
Sarah Witting: You're fine with words. I never thought you'd come. I dreamed about it at night when the sea sounded like wind through the grasses. I thought about it at night when Caleb had bad dreams. I saw your face everywhere, Jacob, everywhere. I'd look at the sea and see your face there, and in the sky. When I looked at Anna and Caleb you were there. Once in the street I saw somebody that looked like you and I rushed after him. Once I met the train because something told me maybe you'd be there... but I never thought you'd come. Here I was like a child come home to my beautiful sea and I should've been happy but I was frightened. And I am frightened because... this terrible love for you is so strong I, I've never known such a thing before.
Jacob Witting: [whispered] I know.
Sarah Witting: I never thought you'd come.
Caleb: [Jacob kisses Sarah] They're kissing and hugging!
Chub 'Chubbers' Horatio: Of course they are.
Sarah Witting: Once Matty asked me how long I'd stay here and I know now. I came to stay long enough to say goodbye. I think, Jacob, our baby should be born on the prairie. It's the right thing.
[pauses]
Sarah Witting: You were right - some things can't be written in a letter. You, you said it once; sometimes words aren't good enough... Jacob?
[he smiles, they laugh and hug]
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