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Ellen Foster ()


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After her mother's death, a young girl is separated from her abusive father and is sent between her various friends and relatives, always longing to find a place to call home.

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  • Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 4 nominations.
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Leonora Nelson
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Ellen Foster
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Bill Hammond
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Charlotte Nelson Hammond
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Aunt Nadine
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Aunt Betsy
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Abigail Montford
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Educational Psychologist
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Mrs. Douglas
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Mr. Douglas
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Judge
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Julia Hobbs
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Roy Hobbs
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Dora
Allison Jones ...
Starletta Douglas
Sean Allan
Chera Bailey ...
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Alvin (as Charles W. Gray)
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Principal
Helen Honeywell
Sheila Paterson
Helen Taylor
Neil Vipond
Davenia McFadden ...
Mavis

Directed by

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John Erman

Written by

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Kaye Gibbons ... (novel)
 
Maria Nation ... (teleplay) and
William Hanley ... (teleplay)

Produced by

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John Erman ... producer
Brent Shields ... co-executive producer
Ruth Slawson ... co-executive producer
Gerrit van der Meer ... supervising producer
Richard Welsh ... executive producer

Music by

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John Morris

Cinematography by

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Brian West

Film Editing by

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Bill Blunden

Editorial Department

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George Carlston ... colorist: dailies
Kurt Moritz ... post-production coordinator

Casting By

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Stuart Aikins
Olivia Harris
Phyllis Huffman

Production Design by

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Fred Harpman

Set Decoration by

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Lin MacDonald

Costume Design by

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Linda Matheson

Makeup Department

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James D. Brown ... key hair stylist
Jan Newman ... key makeup artist

Production Management

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Mary Guilfoyle ... production manager
Karen Mayeda Vranek ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Seanna McPherson ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Ron Andrews ... paint coordinator
Chris Claridge ... construction coordinator
Lorne Poole ... set dresser
Chris Sneddon ... construction foreman

Sound Department

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Gordon Anderson ... sound mixer (as Gord Anderson) / sound (as Gord Anderson)
Oliver Barth ... dialogue editor
Tim Chilton ... foley artist
David Chornow ... sound mixer
Bob Costanza ... sound effects editor
Patrick Cyccone Jr. ... re-recording mixer (as Patrick Cyccone)
Chris Glyn-Jones ... boom operator
Kristi Johns ... adr editor
Joe Melody ... supervising sound editor (as Joseph Melody)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Bob Greene ... still photographer
Paul Guenette ... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Chris Helcermanas-Benge ... still photographer
Benoît Lamarche ... dolly grip
John W. Scott ... gaffer
Michael Taschereau ... grip

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Cynthia Ann Summers ... assistant costume designer

Location Management

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Joel Hurley ... location scout
Peter Pantages ... assistant location manager
Darcy Wild ... assistant location manager

Music Department

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Joseph S. DeBeasi ... music editor (as Joseph Debeasi)

Transportation Department

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Barry Chapman ... transportation coordinator

Other crew

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Deborah Bacquel ... production accountant
Charles Woods Gray ... dialect director (as Charles W. Gray)
Sue Kittler ... production assistant
Mary Jo Macvey ... studio teacher
Karen Nadon ... assistant production accountant
RuDee Sade ... adr artist (as RuDee Lipscomb)

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Also Known As
  • Hallmark Hall of Fame: Ellen Foster (#47.2) (United States)
  • Ellen Foster - Ein Kind kämpft um sein Glück (Germany)
  • La maison bleue (Canada, French title)
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  • 94 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia There is an actress in this movie named Debra Monk. This movie also stars Ted Levine who would later costar in Monk (2002) See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Hallmark Hall of Fame (1951). See more »
Soundtracks Remember (Christmas) See more »

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