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When Calls the Heart (2013)

Elizabeth Thatcher, a cultured young teacher in 1910, fears leaving her comfortable world in the city. But when she accepts a teaching position in a frontier town, she finds new purpose and love with a handsome Royal Canadian Mountie.

Director:

Michael Landon Jr.

Writers:

Michael Landon Jr. (teleplay), Janette Oke (based on the book by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Maggie Grace ... Aunt Elizabeth
Stephen Amell ... Wynn
Poppy Drayton ... Elizabeth
Daniel Sharman ... Edward
Cherie Lunghi ... Mrs. Thatcher (as Cheri Lunghi)
Christopher Villiers ... Mr. Thatcher
Jean Smart ... Frances
Lori Loughlin ... Abigail
Daisy Head ... Julie Thatcher (as Daisey Head)
Lee Williams ... Thomas Higgins
Natasha Calis ... Perlie Leverly
Tygh Runyan ... Phillip Delaney Sr
Alex Arsenault Alex Arsenault ... Young Farmer
Tom Carey ... Mr. Moran
Sam Duke ... Andy
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In 1910, Elizabeth Thatcher is a Canadian woman from an affluent family. Her father is a shipping magnate, but Elizabeth has chosen a career as a school teacher for herself. She eagerly waits for her first assignment, and is disappointed to learn that they are sending her to Coal Valley, Alberta. It is a tiny coal-mining town in the westernmost areas of the Canadian frontier, and life there is far more spartan than what Elizabeth is used to. Elizabeth has little trouble charming the locals but is disliked by another newcomer to town: Constable Jack Thornton of the Royal North West Mounted Police. He was assigned there after Elizabeth's father pulled some strings, apparently to ensure the safety of Elizabeth. Jack feels that this is a dead-end to his career, and is quite angry about it. Coal Valley has recently lost about 50 miners in a serious mining accident. The widows of the dead are increasingly forced to replace them as workers, and Abigail Stanton (the foreman's widow) seems to ... Written by Dimos I

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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TV-G
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Country:

Canada | Romania | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 February 2014 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

When Calls the Heart See more »

Filming Locations:

Alberta, Canada See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Different than the original, but still good!
9 March 2014 | by JoziesjewelrySee all my reviews

I agree with the other reviewers that this movie is different than the original story in Janette Oke's books. At first, I was confused & really tried to figure it out. I gave up on that & decided that both the books & the movie are good stories in and of themselves. So, if you loved the books, you'll also love this movie (& now the series), just go into it knowing that the story lines are different. You'll still enjoy it. The costumes are beautiful, the scenery is beautiful and the acting is well done. Maggie Grace makes a great Elizabeth Thatcher. A better one than Poppy Drayton in my opinion. Stephen Amell has turned into one of my favorite actors since I fell in love with his eyes! LOL What a gentleman!


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