DVD - 2000
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"In 1910 Elinore Randall, a widow, and her seven-year-old daughter travel by train to face two great unknowns-- a strange land and life with a man they have never met. Elinore has contracted by mail to keep house for Clyde Stewart, a rancher living in the remote frontier near Burntfork, Wyoming. Captivated by the vast landscape, Elinore acts quickly on her secret passion: to homestead a piece of land of her own. But fulfilling her year's contract with Clyde may be as challenging as the oncoming winter-- a winter of devastating blizzards, famine and isolation."--Container.


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May 08, 2017

This is an unusual film. It gives you a feel for what it might have been like to settle a frontier. The characters are quiet, strong, understated. Drama evolves without a lot of words, and the film ends before you expect, as though they suddenly ran out of money.

jpozenel Nov 22, 2015

This is an amazing depiction of the West around the turn of the century. Animals WERE HARMED in the making of this movie, so if you are squeamish about such things, this is not for you.


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