PG | | Drama
In central Texas in the 1930s, a widow, with two small children, tries to run her small 40-acre farm with the help of two disparate people.
The closing waltz, which is also played throughout the film, most notably at a dance, is "South of the Border (Down Mexico Way)" It was written by Michael Carr and Jimmy Kennedy for South of the Border (1939).
Possum, put that up now.
Royce Spalding: Our Heavenly Father, bless this meal and all those who are about to receive it. Make us thankful for Your generous bounty, and Your unceasing love. Please remind us, in these hard times, to be grateful for what we have been ...
When the children run out of Mr. Will's room (after playing his phonograph), Frank leaves the desk lamp on. When Mr. Will discovers the record is scratched, the lamp is off. Since he is blind, he would not have used, or changed, the lamp.
NBC edited 2 minutes from this film for its 1987 network television premiere.
$274,279 23 September 1984