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All the Way Home (1981)

A wife and mother in 1915 Tennessee copes with the loss of her husband and the necessity of raising their children alone.

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Delbert Mann

Writers:

James Agee (novel), Jeff Cullen | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sally Field ... Mary Follet
William Hurt ... Jay Follet
Ned Beatty ... Ralph Follet
Ellen Corby ... Great-Gandmaw
Ann Doran ... Great-Aunt Sadie
Betty Garrett ... Catherine
Murray Hamilton ... Joel Lynch
Polly Holliday ... Aunt Hannah
Michael Horton ... Andrew
Jeremy Licht ... Rufus Follet
Frances Lee McCain ... Sally
John McIntire ... John Henry, Jay's Father
Jeanette Nolan ... Jessie
Robby Kiger Robby Kiger ... Jim-Wilson
Gregory Brown Gregory Brown
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A wife and mother in 1915 Tennessee copes with the loss of her husband and the necessity of raising their children alone.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 December 1981 (USA) See more »

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Gideon Productions See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This was a production of a play broadcast live on NBC from the Bing Theatre on the campus of the University of Southern California. The original Broadway production of "All the Way Home" by Tad Mosel opened at the Belasco Theater in New York on November 30, 1960, ran for 333 performances, was nominated for the 1961 Tony Award (New York City) for the Best Play and won the Pulitzer Prize in Drama in 1961. See more »

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Version of All the Way Home (1971) See more »

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Sally Field was never better
20 March 2004 | by pmanhattanSee all my reviews

I saw this in high school and it stayed with me to this very day. I SO WISH it would be released either on vhs or dvd. This is the performance that proved to me how much more than "Flo" Polly Holiday was. But Sally Field is truly remarkable. Not that "Norma Rae" hadn't already shown the world that, but this is a quiet storm brewing here about a young wife and mother who's husband suddenly doesn't come home one night. Anyone who's lost a spouse to an "accident" can identify with this story. The acting takes it leagues above the soap it could have been (in lesser hands). Catch this one in any way you can.


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