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A woman of independent means

Author: Sally FieldCindy MyersRobert GreenwaldRon SilverTony GoldwynAll authors
Publisher: New York, NY : A & E Television Networks : Distributed in the U.S. by New Video, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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At the turn of the century, a time when women had few choices, Bess Steed Garner inherits a legacy - not only of wealth but of determination and desire, making her truly a woman of independent means. Adapted from the epistolary novel, this film follow the life of Bess Steed Garner from her childhood in 1899 to her death in 1977. Bess endures life's trials and triumphs of life with unfailing courage and indomitable  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Drama
Melodrama
Television adaptations
Television mini-series
Video adaptations
Named Person: Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey; Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Sally Field; Cindy Myers; Robert Greenwald; Ron Silver; Tony Goldwyn; Jack Thompson; Sheila McCarthy; Andrea Roth; Andrew Lowery; Brenda Fricker; Charles Durning; Joshua Miller; Lawrence Monoson; Christianne Mays; Julie Mayfield; Randy Moore; Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey; Fogwood Films (Firm); Robert Greenwald Productions.; ITC Entertainment Group.; Carlton International Media Limited.; A & E Home Video (Firm); New Video Group.
ISBN: 142290475X 9781422904756
OCLC Number: 228443785
Notes: Based on the book by Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey.
Credits: Director of photography, Steven Shaw ; editor, Eva Gardos ; production designer, Stephen Marsh ; music by Laura Karpman ; costume designer, Julie Weiss.
Cast: Sally Field, Ron Silver, Tony Goldwyn, Jack Thompson, Sheila McCarthy, Ann Hearn, Andrea Roth, Andrew Lowery, Brenda Fricker, Charles Durning, Joshua Miller, Lawrence Monoson, Christianne Mays, Julie Mayfield, Randy Moore.
Event notes: Originally produced as a television mini-series in 1995.
Description: 2 videodiscs (approximately 234 min. [i.e. 271 min.]) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; Dolby Digital stereo.
Contents: Disc 1, Part one: Mr. and Mrs. Robert Steed --
Farewell to Mama --
Starting the company --
Trip to Europe --
Daughter's tragedy --
Lone star reunion --
Fire --
Home in St. Louis --
Sudden illness --
Final farewells --
Summer at Cape Cod --
Credits (88 min.); Part two: Return to Dallas --
Meeting Arthur --
Business dinner --
Fourth to remember --
Proposal --
Introducing Sam Garner --
Startling news --
Heartbreaking loss --
Mother's grief --
Kindly courtship --
Holiday proposal --
Credits (91 min.). Disc 2, Part three: Newfound independence --
Empty house --
Same old routine --
Trip to Europe --
Back home --
Visit to Papa --
Eleanor moves home --
Grandmother Bess --
Mother Steed --
Bess and Eleanor --
Betsy's wedding --
Credits (92 min.); Cast biographies [text feature].
Responsibility: executive producer, Sally Field ; teleplay by Cindy Myers ; produced and directed by Robert Greenwald ; Fogwood Films in association with Robert Greenwald Productions, Inc. ; ITC Entertainment Group ; Carlton International Media Ltd. ; A & E Home Video.

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At the turn of the century, a time when women had few choices, Bess Steed Garner inherits a legacy - not only of wealth but of determination and desire, making her truly a woman of independent means. Adapted from the epistolary novel, this film follow the life of Bess Steed Garner from her childhood in 1899 to her death in 1977. Bess endures life's trials and triumphs of life with unfailing courage and indomitable spirit: the sacrifices love sometimes requires of the heart, the flaws and rewards of marriage, the often-tested bond between mother and child, and the will to defy a society that demands conformity.

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