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Set in 1843, the film tells the story of Lyddie, an impoverished farm girl whose father has been gone for three long years, and whose mother has left her to fend for herself. Feeling that ... See full summary »

Director:

Stefan Scaini

Writers:

Katherine Paterson (novel), Maggie Wadey
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2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Tanya Allen ... Lyddie Worthen
Danielle Brett Danielle Brett ... Betsy
Nathaniel DeVeaux Nathaniel DeVeaux
Tom Georgeson Tom Georgeson ... Mr. Marsden
Christianne Hirt ... Diana Goss
Simon James Simon James ... Luke Stevens
Pat Keen Pat Keen ... Mrs. Bedlow
Andrea Libman ... Rachel Worthen
Danny Mulvihill Danny Mulvihill ... Charlie Worthen
Kaye Wragg Kaye Wragg ... Anne Ridley
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Set in 1843, the film tells the story of Lyddie, an impoverished farm girl whose father has been gone for three long years, and whose mother has left her to fend for herself. Feeling that she is little more than a slave to the neighbors who have taken over the family farm, Lyddie decides to improve her lot by taking a job as a factory worker in a nearby town. Though the living conditions in the company boarding house are far from ideal and the working conditions in the mill are dangerous, Lyddie at least has a sense of freedom. She makes friends with a co-worker, Diana, who resents the working conditions and has an influence on Lyddie's way of thinking. The young girl also discovers the joys and importance of reading, and by the end of the film is ready to take an another adventurous step forward in her personal life.

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Country:

Canada | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 October 1996 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

A Grande Chance de Lyddie See more »

Filming Locations:

Lancashire, England, UK See more »

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Color:

Color
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Not Very Good
1 November 2005 | by General_GSee all my reviews

Now I'm not really into olden time movies. I am also very picky about dramas. This movie wasn't the kind of drama I was looking for. I don't like movies that take place long ago before the twentieth century. I would however recommend this movie if you like olden time dramas. The book was very boring. I just read it and it just dragged along. Nothing much to it. As usual though they changed a lot of stuff in the movie which I hate. I confuses me and I'm used to the way the book was and it throws me off. I don't understand why they just can't keep it the same. There were some pretty good actors and actresses in the movie. This movie would be good if you like plays because it reminded me of one.


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