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.
Sally Field's heartfelt Oscar acceptance speech for this film is as follows: "This means so much more to me this time, I don't know why. I think the first time I hardly felt it because it was all too new. But I want to 'thank you' to you. I haven't had an orthodox career. And I've wanted more than anything to have your respect. The first time I didn't feel it. But this time I feel it. And I can't deny the fact that you like me...You really like me! Thank you."
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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 sheriff is seen in the rail yard, the highway bridge in the background is constructed with precast concrete beams that had not been invented until many decades after the 1935 setting of this film. There are two plaques on this bridge. The first states that Historic Waxahachie, Inc. recognizes the bridge, built c. 1931, is worthy of preservation. The second plaque is a Department of Interior statement that the bridge, date 1931, is on the National Register of Historic Places.
NBC edited 2 minutes from this film for its 1987 network television premiere.
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