194 user 10 critic

When Calls the Heart 

1:00 | Trailer
Elizabeth Thatcher, a young school teacher from a wealthy Eastern family, migrates from the big city to teach school in a small coal mining town in the west.
382 ( 46)




8   7   6   5   4   3   2   1   Unknown  
2020   2019   2018   2017   … See all »
20 wins & 30 nominations. See more awards »





Series cast summary:
Erin Krakow ...  Elizabeth Thatcher / ... 74 episodes, 2014-2020
Martin Cummins ...  Henry Gowen 68 episodes, 2014-2020
Pascale Hutton ...  Rosemary Coulter / ... 64 episodes, 2014-2020
Jack Wagner ...  Bill Avery 64 episodes, 2014-2020
Kavan Smith ...  Leland Coulter 62 episodes, 2015-2020
Loretta Walsh ...  Florence Blakeley / ... 58 episodes, 2014-2020
Gracyn Shinyei ...  Emily Montgomery / ... 58 episodes, 2014-2020
Lori Loughlin ...  Abigail Stanton 54 episodes, 2014-2019
Ava Grace Cooper ...  Opal Weise / ... 48 episodes, 2016-2020
Eva Bourne ...  Clara Stanton / ... 47 episodes, 2015-2020
Aren Buchholz ...  Jesse Flynn / ... 45 episodes, 2015-2020
Jaiven Natt ...  Robert Wolf / ... 44 episodes, 2016-2020
Johannah Newmarch ...  Molly Sullivan 44 episodes, 2014-2020
Daniel Lissing ...  Jack Thornton 43 episodes, 2014-2018
Andrea Brooks ...  Faith Carter 42 episodes, 2015-2020
Hrothgar Mathews ...  Ned Yost 41 episodes, 2014-2020
Ben Rosenbaum ...  Mike Hickam / ... 41 episodes, 2014-2020
Kadence Kendall Roach ...  Anna Hayford / ... 40 episodes, 2014-2020
Paul Greene ...  Dr. Carson Shepherd 37 episodes, 2017-2020
Carter Ryan Evancic ...  Cody Stanton / ... 35 episodes, 2015-2019
Genea Charpentier ...  Laura Campbell / ... 35 episodes, 2015-2020
Erica Carroll ...  Dottie Ramsey 32 episodes, 2014-2018


Elizabeth Thatcher, a young woman from a wealthy family, moves to the small town of Coal Valley to be the new teacher. As she struggles to adapt to living on the western frontier, she makes new friends including the local Mounted Police Officer, Jack Thornton.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Drama | Romance


TV-G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »

Did You Know?


Wendell Backus Is Coal Valley's town drunk. Bacchus is the name of the Roman god of wine and both names are pronounced the same. See more »


A common theme throughout Jack and Elizabeth's relationship is "Love is patient, love is kind" from 1 Corinthians 13. But with the series set in the early 1900s, the only English version of the Bible available at the time was the King James version which says "Charity suffereth long and is kind". The NIV version is what says "love is patient, love is kind" and wasn't published until 1973.

Correction: The American Revised Standard was published in 1900. It was widely viewed as a "modern" edition of the Bible and many young, educated people like Jack and Elizabeth embraced it. It would have been available even in the wilds of Canada through various booksellers' catalogs and religious societies. Its I Coinrthians 13 reads, "Love is patient, love is kind..." So this is not an anachronism at all. See more »


Referenced in Katie: Changing Careers at Any Age/Lori Loughlin (2014) See more »

User Reviews

Just pull up your hair already!
4 June 2018 | by jojobajessSee all my reviews

I used to love Jeanette Oke's books. I love historical fiction. But I hate cheap movies and shallow acting. I got into the series for Season 1, but Season 2 is driving me crazy. Their loose wavy hair and highlights that suddenly everyone wears is inaccurate and awfully inconvenient- you can't cook or do chores with hair in your face. The clothing went wrong as well. The fake eyelashes. The makeup. The shallow stories. All causing me to fast-forward through most of the show to see what happens. Why doesn't Jack ever wear his Mounty uniform anymore? Rosemary is annoying as hell, I do hope she leaves. The fake love interests that are supposed to be conflicting but are not convincing at all just need to go away. As usual, I need to learn to turn off the TV and go back to reading.

24 of 24 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 194 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »






Release Date:

11 January 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

When Calls the Heart See more »

Filming Locations:

British Columbia, Canada See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:




Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

We've Got Your Streaming Picks Covered

Looking for some great streaming picks? Check out some of the IMDb editors' favorites movies and shows to round out your Watchlist.

Visit our What to Watch page

Recently Viewed