The Dollmaker Poster

Release Date: 1984

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

Keywords: 1940s, Rise, Love, Father, Family, Sacrifice, Mother, Transformation, Emotional, Wife


Nominated Best Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Nominated Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special
Winner Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
Nominated Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television