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Little House: Bless All the Dear Children (1984)

TV-PG | | Drama, Family | TV Movie 17 December 1984
During preparation for Christmas baby, Rose Wilder is kidnapped by the woman who recently lost her child. Looking for her Laura, Almanzo and Mr Edwards meet lonely orphan boy, who finally stays with that woman.

Director:

Victor French

Writers:

Chris Abbott (as Chris Abbott-Fish), Laura Ingalls Wilder (books)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Melissa Gilbert ... Laura Ingalls Wilder
Dean Butler ... Almanzo Wilder
Richard Bull ... Nels Oleson
Victor French ... Isaiah Edwards
Kevin Hagen ... Dr. Hiram Baker
Allison Balson ... Nancy Oleson
Stan Ivar ... John Carter
Pamela Roylance ... Sarah Carter
Lindsay Kennedy Lindsay Kennedy ... Jeb Carter
David Friedman David Friedman ... Jason Carter
Shannen Doherty ... Jenny Wilder
Leslie Landon Leslie Landon ... Etta Plum
Robert Casper ... Sherwood Montague
Patricia Pearcy ... Elsa Norris
Robin Clarke Robin Clarke ... Patrick Norris
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Storyline

In the second sequel of the popular TV series Laura and Almanzo are forced to go looking for Rose who was kidnapped. A young orphan looking for a home and Jason Carter's wish to give his mother a happy Christmas are also parts of the story. Written by Ragnar Ståhle <ragnar.stahle@home.se>

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Genres:

Drama | Family

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 December 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A farm, ahol élünk: A karácsonyi kaland See more »

Filming Locations:

Tucson, Arizona, USA

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(2 parts)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The film takes place in December 1896. See more »

Goofs

In the beginning, Charles Ingalls (Michael Landon) starts the narration stating that it is the winter of '96. Rose Wilder (Laura and Almanzo's daughter) is around 2 years old in this movie. The real Rose Wilder was born in 1887. She would be 9 years old. See more »

Quotes

Almanzo Wilder: Why did I leave her? If I'd only stayed with her.
Laura Ingalls Wilder: It wasn't your fault.
Almanzo Wilder: Yes it is. Can't you see that?
Laura Ingalls Wilder: No I can't. Listen to me. It happened. And it wasn't anybody's fault. We are going to find her.
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Connections

Follows Little House Years (1979) See more »

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Unbelievable Ending for Sure!
1 December 2013 | by mitchrmpSee all my reviews

Though Michael Landon explains in the beginning in a very poetic way why it is so warm at Christmas in Minnesota, it's still a little hard to believe. Why they let it be so warm - they didn't want to deal with snow and coats, perhaps? Finding Rose would be easier in unseasonably warm weather, and the Wilder's traveling to Walnut Grove would be a lot more convenient as well I suppose.

I'm not going to rehash the entire plot. I'm sure most have seen this episode or can read the main plot on IMDb for themselves. The happenings in Walnut Grove are believable (except for the afore mentioned missing snow and cold) But the happenings with Rose/Sam are a little bit unbelievable...

The fact they found Rose on such a wide prairie in itself was a bit unbelievable. But the conclusion was just downright bizarre! I will tell you that if someone took my child and took him to be their own, I wouldn't have just shrugged it off! I would have turned them into the law and let the law deal with it! And even back then, I seriously doubt they could just leave a orphan with a couple - especially someone who had just kidnapped a little girl!

The star and the "manger" was a bit over the top as well. I'm surprised they didn't find Rose that way! This has always left a sour taste in my stomach at the end....


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