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An Old Fashioned Thanksgiving (2008)

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Inspired by a short story. Isabella Caldwell is a high-society woman in late-1800's New York. When Isabella's estranged daughter Mary becomes ill and is too proud to ask her mother for ... See full summary »

Director:

Graeme Campbell

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Shelley Evans, Louisa May Alcott (short story)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Jacqueline Bisset ... Isabella
Helene Joy ... Mary Bassett (as Hélène Joy)
Tatiana Maslany ... Mathilda Bassett
Kristopher Turner ... Gad Hopkins (as Kris Turner)
Ted Atherton ... Mr. Hopkins
Paula Boudreau Paula Boudreau ... Mrs. Hopkins
Vivien Endicott Douglas ... Prudence (as Vivien Endicott-Douglas)
Gage Munroe ... Solomon Bassett
Sam Malkin Sam Malkin ... Mr. Yule
Catherine Fitch Catherine Fitch ... Principal
Michael Barbuto ... Fitter Bider
Paul Brown Paul Brown ... Doctor
Sarah Cassidy Sarah Cassidy ... Woman at Carriage Accident
Sharon McFarlane ... Woman at Blacksmith Shop
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Storyline

Inspired by a short story. Isabella Caldwell is a high-society woman in late-1800's New York. When Isabella's estranged daughter Mary becomes ill and is too proud to ask her mother for assistance, Mary's daughter Tilly contacts her grandmother to plead for help. Isabella's arrival causes upheaval in many lives, but may also lead to reconciliation within the family. Written by Anonymous

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Drama

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 November 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Contre tout l'or du monde See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Color
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Trivia

This is not the first time Tatiana Maslany and Kristopher Turner worked together. They were also on the television series Instant Star (2004) together. Kristopher had a lead role on the show and Tatiana has a recurring role in the final season. See more »

Quotes

Mathilda Bassett: [kissing Mary's head enthusiastically] You're an angel. You're a saint!
Prudence: What about the letter?
Mathilda Bassett: [happily tosses rag aside] Doesn't matter! Gad's back!
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Good movie
27 November 2009 | by bard-32See all my reviews

It wasn't great but it was good. I'm not as harsh as the reviewer who gave it three stars, and I didn't give it 10 stars either. I gave it 7 stars, which is in between. What did I like about it? The story was believable. Scarlet fever, and other diseases that we have medicines for today, was a killer. It was set on a farm in New Hampshire just after the Civil War. Tilly, the oldest of three children, is a writer who concocts an incredible story to get her wealthy grandmother to come up. Then, as now, people were worried about losing their homes in foreclosure. Ellis Bassett was killed in the war and Mrs. Bassett has to pay rent to Mr. Hopkins, whose son. Gad, wants to marry Tilly, but her mother opposes it. Where does she go? What does she do? Watch the movie and find out,


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