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All the Way Home (1981)

A wife and mother in 1915 Tennessee copes with the loss of her husband and the necessity of raising their children alone.

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Delbert Mann

Writers:

James Agee (novel), Jeff Cullen | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sally Field ... Mary Follet
William Hurt ... Jay Follet
Ned Beatty ... Ralph Follet
Ellen Corby ... Great-Gandmaw
Ann Doran ... Great-Aunt Sadie
Betty Garrett ... Catherine
Murray Hamilton ... Joel Lynch
Polly Holliday ... Aunt Hannah
Michael Horton ... Andrew
Jeremy Licht ... Rufus Follet
Frances Lee McCain ... Sally
John McIntire ... John Henry, Jay's Father
Jeanette Nolan ... Jessie
Robby Kiger Robby Kiger ... Jim-Wilson
Gregory Brown Gregory Brown
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A wife and mother in 1915 Tennessee copes with the loss of her husband and the necessity of raising their children alone.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 December 1981 (USA) See more »

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Gideon Productions See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This was a production of a play broadcast live on NBC from the Bing Theatre on the campus of the University of Southern California. The original Broadway production of "All the Way Home" by Tad Mosel opened at the Belasco Theater in New York on November 30, 1960, ran for 333 performances, was nominated for the 1961 Tony Award (New York City) for the Best Play and won the Pulitzer Prize in Drama in 1961. See more »

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Version of All the Way Home (1971) See more »

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One of the great productions of all time
24 March 2008 | by PartyPlansPlusSee all my reviews

I have to agree with the last reviewer. I've hoped for years that they would repeat this stellar production. I'm just grateful that I had the good sense to catch it the one time it was shown.

It's hard to single out anyone in this cast because they were all brilliant, however I'll mention two.

Sally Field was incandescent and gave us a glimpse of her future brilliance in a similar role of a young widow and mother in "Places in the Heart,"

William Hurt's part, albeitbrief, was unforgettable. His character's struggles with alcoholism was so true to life. The rest of the cast were equally touching in their portrayals of family members and friends devastated when touched by tragedy.

So TV wizards, if you're reading this and if you want to do the world a favor, please release this on DVD. I'd buy it in a heartbeat and I know that a new generation would be awestruck by the talented cast and this fine piece of theatrical history.


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