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The Dollmaker (1984)

Jane Fonda gives an Emmy-winning performance as Gertie Nevels, a pioneer woman and the mother of five from the Kentucky hills who is forced to uproot her children to follow her husband ... See full summary »

Director:

Daniel Petrie

Writers:

Susan Cooper (teleplay), Hume Cronyn (teleplay) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 5 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jane Fonda ... Gertie Nevels
Levon Helm ... Clovis
Amanda Plummer ... Mamie
Susan Kingsley Susan Kingsley ... Sophronie
Ann Hearn ... Max
Robert Swan ... Victor (as Bob Swan)
Geraldine Page ... Mrs. Kendrick
Jason Yearwood Jason Yearwood ... Reuben
David Brady Wilson David Brady Wilson ... Enoch
Starla Whaley Starla Whaley ... Clytie
David Dawson David Dawson ... Amos
Nikki Creswell Nikki Creswell ... Cassie
Raymond Serra Raymond Serra ... Joe
Dan Hedaya ... Skyros
Christine Ebersole ... Miss Vashinski
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Jane Fonda gives an Emmy-winning performance as Gertie Nevels, a pioneer woman and the mother of five from the Kentucky hills who is forced to uproot her children to follow her husband Clovis (Levon Helm) to Detroit when he finds work during World War II. One setback follows another and shattering tragedy strikes the family. It's all up to Gertie to find new strength, courage and determination to keep her family together and strong. Written by alfiehitchie

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Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 May 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dollmaker - Ein Traum wird wahr See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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One of the screenwriters on this production was none other than Hume Cronyn who is more famous as a Hollywood movie star. Cronyn does not appear in this tele-film. See more »

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Perfection
20 February 2003 | by aspreadb1See all my reviews

This is hands down, one of THE best movies/show ever shown on TV. I've only seen it a handful of times but I remember it so vividly. There isn't a single thing wrong with this movie. The acting, the directing, the script, costumes, everything is...well...perfect. Easily the best performance of Jane Fonda's career. I hope to come across it soon on DVD.


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