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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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Jarin Stevens ... Donald
... Emogene
... Adult Lizzy
Charlie Waite ... Child Donald (as Charles Waite)
Gabriel Myers ... Young Donald
Madeline Penn ... Patricia Lynn
... Emmett
Lynne-Marie Beard ... Bessie
Ilona Hansen ... Child Emogene
... Young Emogene
Blythe Butler ... Lizzy
... David
Alana Hamilton ... Mary
... Mark
... 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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25 March 2011 (USA)  »

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$200,000 (estimated)
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16:9 HD
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This is a true story of a man and his wife and seven children, told by his eldest daughter Elizabeth. It's inspirational, romantic and a keeper!
7 June 2014 | by See all my reviews

This isn't one of those cookie cutter sophisticated, action packed, violent tales found on the super screen these days. This film stands alone on the merit of the story. It's a reminiscent journey of a happy, mature and loving father.

By no means is it cheesy or low budget- it is a well made film beginning with the casting, art and cinema direction and of course post production. It's not a fast moving story, rather a happy stroll down memory lane and to my delight was an hour and a half long, which made the entertainment even better.

I was sorry when the movie ended and left wanting to see the sequel.


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