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The Measure of a Man (2011)

After being raised in an Oklahoma orphanage, 15-year-old Donald makes his way to California during the depression. He meets Emogene, the daughter of poor migrant farm laborers, and together... See full summary »

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Elizabeth Waite
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jarin Stevens Jarin Stevens ... Donald
Jennica Schwartzman ... Emogene
Jules Hartley ... Adult Lizzy
Charlie Waite Charlie Waite ... Child Donald (as Charles Waite)
Gabriel Myers Gabriel Myers ... Young Donald
Madeline Penn Madeline Penn ... Patricia Lynn
Travis Cluff ... Emmett
Lynne-Marie Beard Lynne-Marie Beard ... Bessie
Ilona Hansen Ilona Hansen ... Child Emogene
Tina Mirka ... Young Emogene
Blythe Butler Blythe Butler ... Lizzy
Carsen Warner ... David
Alana Hamilton Alana Hamilton ... Mary
Jaden Melashenko ... Mark
Justin McAleece ... Leland
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After being raised in an Oklahoma orphanage, 15-year-old Donald makes his way to California during the depression. He meets Emogene, the daughter of poor migrant farm laborers, and together they set out to break the cycle of poverty and ignorance. This is the inspiring true story of Donald P. Bailey, a charming, and eccentric father of nine, whose charisma and optimism set him apart from the average dad. But his golden voice made him a legend to his posterity for generations. His unique life is remembered through the eyes of his daughter, Elizabeth. Written by Elizabeth Waite

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 March 2011 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Bakersfield, California, USA See more »

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$200,000 (estimated)
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16:9 HD
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Strong Family Movie
26 November 2012 | by tball3748-539-146807See all my reviews

This is a VERY family friendly movie full of the kind of realism that is hard to make up. With flashbacks for most of the story, we are briefly introduced to characters who grew up poor during America's post-depression who marry and have a large family full of love, discipline and values that are rarely seen in movies today. Though most of the flashback falls somewhere in the late 1950's or 1960's, the daughter who narrates shows what her family life was like living in suburban Bakersfield, California. There are a few brief mentions of Christianity, but the way the family lived and breathed, their faith was evident. With this said, I didn't feel like this was a "Christian" movie, but a family movie because it was wholesome, real and came away feeling good!


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