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 ...
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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 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
Divided into chapters: Chapter 1 Letter, Chapter 2 Pandora's Box, Chapter 3 Fox in a Henhouse, Chapter 4 Possible Allies, Chapter 5 New Life, Chapter 6 Devil's Bargain, Chapter 7 Scarlet Fever, Chapter 8 Thanksgiving. See more »
Why are you telling me this?
So you won't make the mistake of excusing me. Telling yourself, as I did, that it could not have been helped.
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An Old Fashioned Thanksgiving Is Just that in Nature ***
The warm family relationships that abound in this production makes the movie an appealing one.
Taking place after the civil war, it chronicles the life of a widow with 3 children who are poverty stricken. The eldest daughter, a writer with a great imagination, concocts a story that ultimately draws their wealthy grandmother to their New Hampshire home.
Jackie Bisset plays the stern grandmother. She is entirely too young for the part. Nevertheless, she gives a gem of a performance as a wealthy matron who married a much older widower than she and had a daughter with him to secure herself financially.
The daughter ran away years before with a stable boy who has now died. Both mother and daughter must confront past events in front of the children.
The story is filled with scarlet fever epidemics abounding.
The film also deals with a getting kind grandmother who will go to any length to get her children and grandchildren out of the poverty cycle.
It is a nicely done film with a triumph of the family spirit in this season of giving.
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