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Not Yet Rated| 2 hr. 30 min.

Plot Summary
During World War II, hard-luck farmer Colvis Nevels (Levon Helm) leaves his rural Kentucky home to take a factory job in bustling Detroit. Reluctantly accompanying Colvis is his long-suffering wife, Gertie (Jane Fonda), a talented woodcarver set in her traditional ways. When the perils of city life and Colvis' reckless squandering of money send the Nevels into precarious financial straits, Gertie starts a business making hand-carved dolls in order to provide for her family.

Cast: Jane Fonda , Levon Helm , Geraldine Page ,

Director: Daniel Petrie

Genres: Drama

The Dollmaker (1984)

Release Date: January 1st, 1984|2 hr. 30 min.

fan reviews ( 1 )
  • June 21, 2011 colemannursery
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    I have watched this movie three times. It is the most heartfelt movie that I have ever seen. I guess it reminds me of my childhood. We were so poor. Mom and Dad had 13 kids. Dad worked odd jobs just to take care of us all. Mom did the work of three men; with washing, cooking , ironing,and taking care of all us youngones.The movie touches your heart when there\'s a loss of a child. A parent will give anything just to get her back. Jane should have received the highest award available for this movie. I sure would like to purchase this moviie. Do you have any idea where I can find it? LC in MS

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