RT Video/DVD DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 62709432 LA Closed-captioned; dialogue in English (Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo) with optional subtitles in English, French or Spanish. T1 The prize winner of Defiance, Ohio A1 Anderson, Jane,, Rapke, Jack., Starkey, Steve., Zemeckis, Robert,, Moore, Julianne., Harrelson, Woody., Dern, Laura., Morgan, Trevor,, Porterfield, Ellary,, Freeman, Jonathan., Frizzell, John,, Ryan, Terry,, Dreamworks Pictures., Revolution Studios., ImageMovers (Firm), Universal Pictures (Firm), PB DreamWorks Pictures : Distributed by Universal Pictures PP [Universal City, CA] YR 2006 SN 1417030852 9781417030859 AB Based on the true story of Evelyn Ryan. Offers a revealing study of the housewife's plight during the Eisenhower era, along with an inspiring tale of tenacity and survival against formidable odds. Evelyn is a cheerfully strong-willed mother of ten who compensates for the failings of her alcoholic husband by becoming the most successful "contester" in the country. Between the mid-1950s and the early '60s, Evelyn submitted cleverly worded poems, jingles, and slogans in corporate sponsored contests. Winning everything from palm trees and pogo-sticks to sports cars and cash, she somehow mangages to hold the financially desperate family together with happy smiles and a rock-solid defiance.