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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?

Director:

Michael Landon Jr.

Writers:

Cindy Kelley (teleplay by), Michael Landon Jr. (teleplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

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)
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Storyline

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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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 April 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

In one scene, Clark mentions "finding something in the icebox". Although the icebox was invented in 1840, it would not have been used by pioneers like them. The icebox relied on a regular delivery of ice to function. The iceman did not cometh. See more »

Quotes

Marty Claridge: The books. How did you know they were mind and not Aaron's?
Clark Davis: Oh, well, a man would have thrown them off the wagon at the first big hill. Unless he was trying to please a stubborn woman.
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Followed by Love's Abiding Joy (2006) See more »

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"First class movie" for the whole family; of the caliber of the late Michael Landon and the Hallmark Hall of Fame movie productions!!
28 December 2003 | by flsonshineSee all my reviews

Good job Michael Landon Jr.-your dad would be proud. It appears that you are following the legacy of your father, in producing and directing good television entertainment that can be shared by the whole family. This movie reached all kinds of emotions in me to the point that I actually felt I was a part of the movie. All the actors did excellent work in portraying their characters and their personalities. I suppose the biggest surprise to me was that the roll of Clark Davis being portrayed by Dale Midkiff of "Elvis and Me." If showed me that if the actor is really talented, he (or she) can do justice to any role, even the most unlikely or unexpected. But it is important to say that it is because each of the actors did an excellent job in portraying their characters, that this movie was so believable and memorable. The movie is of the caliber that we expect of the Hallmark Hall of Fame movies, even though it wasn't. I hope we can count on many more movies of this caliber because there is an audience for it....and I too, would like to see a sequel to this movie, "Love Comes Softly."


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