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Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All (1994)

The movie, adapted from Allan Gurganus' 1989 book of the same name, chronicles the life of Lucy Marsden, a ninety-nine-year-old North Carolina woman who, at the age of fourteen, married a ... See full summary »

Director:

Ken Cameron

Writers:

Allan Gurganus (novel), Joyce Eliason (teleplay)
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Won 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Diane Lane ... Lucy Honicut Marsden
Donald Sutherland ... Capt. William Marsden
Cicely Tyson ... Castralia, Marsden Family House Slave / Maid
Anne Bancroft ... Lucy Marsden (age 99-100)
Blythe Danner ... Bianca Honicut
E.G. Marshall ... Prof. Taw, Old Folks Home Resident
Gwen Verdon ... Etta Pell, Old Folks Home Resident
Camille Cooper ... Shirey Ann Williams, Lucy's best girlhood friend
Maureen Mueller ... Lady Mardsen
Kathryn Morris ... Zundro (Sandra)
Wil Horneff ... Willie Marsden (at 13)
Jesse Zeigler Jesse Zeigler ... Ned Mardsen (12), Lucy's eldest son
Garette Ratliff Henson ... Ned Smythe, Willie's best friend (flashback scenes)
Jordan Williams ... Samuel Honicut
Stephanie Astalos-Jones ... Ruth Wilgus, Neighbor with telephone
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Storyline

The movie, adapted from Allan Gurganus' 1989 book of the same name, chronicles the life of Lucy Marsden, a ninety-nine-year-old North Carolina woman who, at the age of fourteen, married a fifty-year-old Confederate veteran of the Civil War and bore nine children (reduced to six for television). Diane Lane stars as Lucy from her teenage years into middle age, and Anne Bancroft plays Lucy approaching her one hundredth birthday, telling her story in flashback.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 May 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A kortalan hős See more »

Filming Locations:

Madison, Georgia, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(2 parts) | | (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Mary Stuart Masterson and Sissy Spacek were considered for the role of Lucy Honicut Marsden. See more »

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Got the Government good
19 August 1999 | by willy-63See all my reviews

a lot of people don't know that she continued to receive his pension after he died. The government didn't plan on her living as long as she did.Not too many people get one over on the Government legally. Way to go girl. I liked this story because My great grandfather was one of the last surviving Union soldiers. He died in 1932 at the age of 90.


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