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Love Comes Softly (2003)

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A young woman on her way to a new life in the 1800's suddenly finds herself a widow. Now she must live with a recently widowed young man and his daughter. Can any of them find love again?


Michael Landon Jr.


Cindy Kelley (teleplay by), Michael Landon Jr. (teleplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview:
Katherine Heigl ... Marty Claridge
Dale Midkiff ... Clark Davis
Skye McCole Bartusiak ... Missie Davis
Corbin Bernsen ... Ben Graham
Theresa Russell ... Sarah Graham
Oliver Macready Oliver Macready ... Aaron Claridge
Tiffany Amber Knight Tiffany Amber Knight ... Laura Graham (as Tiffany Knight)
Adam Loeffler Adam Loeffler ... Clint Graham
Nick Scoggin Nick Scoggin ... Reverend Johnson (as Nick Scoggins)
Jaimz Woolvett ... Wagon Train Scout
Rutanya Alda ... Wanda Marshall
Janet Rotblatt ... Woman in Wagon (as Janet Rotbaltt)


Aaron Claridge dies while leading his pregnant wife Marty, an East coast teacher, on the wagon trail to the West. Destitute and unprotected, she accepts a marriage of convenience with widower Clark Davis to help raise his brat daughter Missie all winter, in spring he's prepared to pay for her return. Missie is hostile to 'mother substitute', but as the months pass Clark achieves a rapprochement. Written by KGF Vissers

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Marriage was the deal. Love was the surprise.


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Did You Know?


In the scene where Marty cuts the dress using a dress already made for Missy as her pattern, she cuts directly alongside the edge of the dress, not allowing extra for a seam. That would make the dress too small to fit Missy. See more »


During the scene where Clark proposes to her in the rain, a bra strap is visible underneath her wet clothes. Bras weren't invented until the 1910s. A corset would have been worn. See more »


Clark Davis: The truth of God's love is not that he allows bad things to happen. It's His promise that He'll be here with us when they do.
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Followed by Love's Long Journey (2005) See more »

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Loved, loved, loved this movie
6 October 2006 | by majorjunkmailSee all my reviews

This is a wonderful movie about loss, love and faith. It has become my absolute favorite movie...for now at least. The little girl Missie is such a doll and perfect for her role.

The movie has a bit of "Little House on the Prairie" feel to it but has a lot of it's own appeal. All of my friends love this sweet movie, too. Just shows Hollywood that not all of us are into the s_x, blood and gore of most movies out there. Most of us adore the more faith-based, clean, wholesome movies.

My favorite part that makes me cry every time is when Marty is swinging on the homemade rope swing and is crying and crying over the loss of her husband...awe, just too sweet. And then when Marty walks in on Missy crying over her mothers death and confronts Marty, oh, my heart just breaks.

This is a movie that the whole family can watch together.

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Release Date:

13 April 2003 (USA) See more »

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