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Jason Robards

Jason Robards

Date of Birth: 26 Jul 1922

Country: USA

Biography: Jason Nelson Robards, Jr. was an American actor on stage and in film and television and a winner of the Tony Award (theatre), two Academy Awards (film) and the Emmy Award (television). He was also a United States Navy combat veteran of World War II. He became famous playing works of Eugene O'Neill, an American playwright, and regularly performed in O'Neill's works throughout his career. Robards was cast in both common-man roles and as well-known historical figures (Wikipedia)

Total Credits at Criticker: 83 (Actor)

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    Enemy of the State
    A lawyer becomes a target by a corrupt politician and his NSA goons when he accidentally receives key evidence to a serious politically motivated crime. (imdb)
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    Once Upon a Time in the West
    Sergio Leone's monumental epic is as big as its Monument Valley locations, as grand as its fine, distinguished cast, as tough and bawdy as every kid imagines the Old West.
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    Quick Change
    Three thieves successfully rob a New York City bank, but making the escape from the city proves to be almost impossible.
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    All the President\
    Reporters Woodward and Bernstein uncover the details of the Watergate scandal that leads to President Nixon's resignation.
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    A Thousand Clowns
    Twelve-year-old Nick (played by Barry Gordon) lives with his Uncle Murray (Jason Robards) (imdb)
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    Johnny Got His Gun
    Joe, a young American soldier, is hit by a mortar shell on the last day of World War I. He lies in a hospital bed in a fate worse than death: a quadruple amputee who has lost his arms, legs, eyes, ears, mouth and nose. He remains conscious and able to think, thereby reliving his life through strange dreams and memories, unable to distinguish whether he is awake or dreaming. He remains frustrated by his situation, until one day when Joe discovers a unique way to communicate with his caregivers.
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    A Boy and His Dog
    A post-apocalyptic tale based on a novella by Harlan Ellison. A boy communicates telepathically with his dog as they scavenge for food and sex... (imdb)
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    Tora! Tora! Tora!
    A dramatization of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and the series of American blunders that allowed it to happen. (imdb)
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    The Adventures of Huck Finn
    Huckleberry Finn, the half-literate son of a drunk, runs away from home and follows the Mississippi River with an escaped slave named Jim... (imdb)
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    Philadelphia
    When a man with AIDS is fired by a conservative law firm because of his condition, he hires a homophobic small time lawyer as the only willing advocate for a wrongful dismissal suit. (imdb)
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    Parenthood
    The Buckman family is a midwestern family all dealing with their lives: estranged relatives, raising children, pressures of the job, and learning to be a good parent and spouse. (imdb)
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    Burden of Dreams
    A documentary on the chaotic production of Werner Herzog's epic 'Fitzcarraldo' , showing how the film managed to get made despite problems that would have floored a less obsessively driven director (imdb)
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    Melvin and Howard
    The story of hard-luck Melvin Dummar, who claimed to have received a will naming him an heir to the fortune of Howard Hughes. (imdb)
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    Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid
    An aging Pat Garrett is hired as a lawman on behalf of a group of wealthy New Mexico cattle barons--his sole purpose being to bring down his old friend Billy the Kid. (imdb)
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    The Paper
    Henry Hackett is the editor of a New York City tabloid. He is a workaholic who loves his job, but the long hours and low pay are leading to discontent... (imdb)
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    Long Day\
    Author Eugene O'Neill gives an autobiographical account of his explosive homelife, fused by a drug-addicted mother... (imdb)
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    The Ballad of Cable Hogue
    Double-crossed and left without water in the desert, Cable Hogue is saved when he finds a spring. It is in just the right spot for a much needed rest stop on the local stagecoach line, and Hogue uses this to his advantage (imdb)
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    Raise the Titanic
    To obtain a supply of a rare mineral, a ship raising operation is conducted for the only known source, the Titanic. (imdb)
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    Something Wicked This Way Comes
    In a small American town, a diabolical circus and its demonic proprietor prey on the townsfolk. (imdb)
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    Julia
    At the behest of an old and dear friend, playwright Lillian Hellman undertakes a dangerous mission to smuggle funds into Nazi Germany. (imdb)
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    The Day After
    A graphic, disturbing film about the effects of a devastating nuclear holocaust on small-town residents of eastern Kansas. (imdb)
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    Max Dugan Returns
    Nora is a single mother who lives with her son Michael in a small house. They don't have much money but at least they have each other. Out of the blue comes Nora's father Max Dugan, who left her and Nora's mother when Nora was nine years old. (imdb)
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    Dream a Little Dream
    An unfortunate bike accident leaves the minds of an elderly man and a young teenager swapped over - and the teenager uses the mind of the elderly man to win the girl of his dreams. (imdb)
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    The Loves of Isadora
    A biography of the dancer Isadora Duncan, the 1920s dancer who forever changed people's ideas of ballet. Her nude, semi-nude, and pro-Soviet dance projects as well as her attitudes on free love, debt, dress, and lifestyle shocked the public of her time. (imdb)
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    Bedlam
    Nell Bowen, the spirited protege of rich Lord Mortimer, becomes interested in the conditions of notorious St. Mary's of Bethlehem Asylum (Bedlam). Encouraged by the Quaker Hannay, she tries to bring support to reforming Bedlam, but the cruel Master Sims who runs it has her committed there. The inmates, however, have the last say. (imdb)
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    Tender Is the Night
    Set in Europe's waning days of the Roaring Twenties, the plot focuses upon the tempestuous marriage between jaded psychiatrist Dick Diver and the beautiful, schizophrenic socialite Nicole Warren... (All Movie Guide)
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    Julius Caesar
    All star cast heads up this 1970 remake of the William Shakespeare classic tale of the betrayal of the the Roman senate against their emperor, the plotting and scheming that led up to the assassination of the title charecter, and all of Romes' fickleness towards the events. (imdb)
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    The Night They Raided Minsky\
    Rachel arrives in New York from her Amish community intent on becoming a dancer. Unfortunately Billy Minsky's Burlesque is hardly the place for her Dances From The Bible. (imdb)
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    The World of Tomorrow
    Documentary featuring original materials from the 1939 New York World's Fair. (imdb)
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    The St. Valentine\
    Dramatization of the Chicago mob wars in the 1920's between Al Capone (Jason Robards) and "Bugs" Moran (Ralph Meeker) for control of the multi-million dollar rackets which culminated in the notorious gangland slaughter on February 14th, 1929: St. Valentine's Day. (IMDB)
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    The Good Mother
    Anna Dunlap (Diane Keaton) is a divorced mother living is Boston with her 6-year-old daughter Molly (Asia Viera). She supports herself and her daughter by working part time in a lab and teaching piano. Her ex-husband Brian (James Naughton) is a Washington lawyer who has since remarried. Anna meets Leo Cutter (Liam Neeson) and she and the Irish sculptor begin a torrid and passionate love affair... (All Movie Guide)
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    Hour of the Gun
    Marshal Wyatt Earp kills a couple of men of the Clanton-gang in a fight. In revenge Clanton's thugs kill the marshal's brother. Thus, Wyatt Earp starts to chase the killers together with his friend Doc Holliday. (imdb)
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    A Thousand Acres
    A THOUSAND ACRES is a drama about an American family who meets with tragedy on their land. It is the story of a father, his daughters, and their husbands, and their passion to subdue the history of their land and its stories. (imdb)
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    A Big Hand for the Little Lady
    Comedy western in which a traveler bets more money than he can afford in a poker game, and unusual events follow. (IMDb)
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    The Trial
    Joseph K. awakes one morning, to find two strange men in his room, telling him he has been arrested. Joseph is not told what he is charged with, and despite being "arrested," is allowed to remain free and go to work. But despite the strange nature of his arrest, Joseph soon learns that his trial, however odd, is very real, and tries desperately to spare himself from the court's judgement. (imdb)
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    Storyville
    A young candidate for the senate is filmed with a hooker as blackmail. As he investigates, he discovers some family secrets involving his father and their political careers. (imdb)
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    The Iceman Cometh
    The chilling tale of a high-rolling gambler who changes his ways and is determined to help the drifters, alcoholics and prostitutes who have come to depend on his "generosity". (imdb)
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    The Enemy Within
    Colonel Casey discovers what appears to be plans by General Lloyd to use fake military excercises to assist Jack Giddings in his plans to remove President Foster from office. Colonel Casey, and President Foster must find evidence that there is a coup planned and stop it, before it takes place. Unfortunately, there isn't much time. (imdb)
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    Murders in the Rue Morgue
    LOVE and MURDER are the two consuming passions of the Rue Morgue! (tagline)
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    Comes a Horseman
    Ella Connors is a single woman who gets pressured to sell her failing cattle farm to her corrupt ex suitor, Jacob Ewing. She asks for help from her neighbor, Frank Athearn. As Ella and Frank fight back through stampedes, jealousy, betrayal, and sabotage...they eventually find love. (imdb)
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    Divorce American Style
    After 17 years, things have got too predictable and stale. They argue, they visit a marriage counselor, Richard (drunk) visits a prostitute. They split up. After meeting other people, they are re-united at a night club where they realize that their marriage was better than their divorce. (imdb)
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    The Journey
    Budapest 1956. A group of Westerners try to leave the city when the the Soviets occupy the country. But the airport is closed down and they have to take a bus to the border. At the border they are stopped by red tape - and Major Surov. The reasons are sketchy, but it seems that the major is romantically interested in one of the westerners, Diana Ashmore. (imdb)
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    Cabo Blanco
    Giff Hoyt (Bronson), a cafe owner in Cabo Blanco, Peru after World War II is caught between refuge-seeking Nazis and their enemies. After the murder of a sea explorer is passed off as accidental death by the corrupt local police, Giff becomes suspicious. The police chief (Rey) also intimidates a new arrival Marie (Sanda), and Giff intervenes to help her. Giff suspects Beckdorff (Robards), a Nazi refugee living in the area. Beckdorff, it emerges, is seeking to uncover sunken treasure. (Wikipedia.org)
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    The War Between Men and Women
    2 quirky Manhattanites crash into each other cute at an ophthalmologist's office. Peter is a grouchy cartoonist/author whose vision is failing, divorced mother Theresa is also reluctant to plunge into a relationship right now. It's not love at first sight - both have their eyes dilated, plus Peter constantly lampoons women in his work, which book seller Theresa knows well. (imdb)
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    The Atlanta Child Murders
    The city of Atlanta, Georgia, is terrorized by a rash of child murders occurring in its black community. When a black photographer is arrested for the crimes, controversy erupts over whether he is the actual killer or a scapegoat offered up by the city's mostly black leadership. (imdb)
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    Black Rainbow
    A reporter begins investigating a traveling clairvoyant after she accurately foretells the circumstances of a violent murder.
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    ABC Stage 67
    ABC Stage 67 (1966) - TV Series
    Chernobyl: The Final Warning
    True story about the tragic nuclear power plant accident in Chernobyl (imdb)
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    By Love Possessed
    Neurotic woman engages in an affair with the law partner of her impotent husband. (imdb)
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    Any Wednesday
    Ellen Gordon, a New York executive's mistress falls for the executive's young business associate when the young man is accidentally sent to use the apartment where the executive and his mistress get together every Wednesday. More complications arise when the executive's wife shows up with plans to redecorate the apartment. (imdb)
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    Situation Normal, All Fouled Up
    In WWII, a commando was sent in a secret mission in Sicily. They had a reluctant Italian prisoner of war to help them. (imdb)
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    The Legend of the Lone Ranger
    The sole surviving Texas Ranger of an ambush arranged by Butch Cavandish returns to fight back as a masked hero. (imdb)
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    Empire of the Air: The Men Who Made Radio
    A look at the pioneers and personalities behind the birth of broadcast radio.
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    Once Upon a Time: Sergio Leone
    Documentary tracing Sergio Leone's development as one of the most celebrated directors of all time. He raised the genre of Spaghetti Western from B movies to mainstream hits. (tvguide.co.uk)
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    Reunion
    Two young boys from very different backgrounds become friends in 1933 Stuttgart. However, they don't realize how different they are until much later as one is the son of a well-to-do Jewish doctor and the other the son of a German aristocrat. (imdb)
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    Thomas Hart Benton
    Master documentary filmmaker Ken Burns paints a vivid portrait of artist Thomas Hart Benton in this riveting film. Benton, known for his lulling renderings of the American countryside, emerges as a complicated man who stayed on the fringes of the New York art scene, eschewing it. The film features Benton's home movies and paintings, along with interviews with those who knew him personally and professionally. (Netflix)
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    Hurricane
    The daughter of the United States naval governor of Pago Pago and the island's chief defy social conventions when they fall in love during the 1920s. (TCM)
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    That Moment: Magnolia Diary
    A very in-depth documentary that follows the very over-worked director Paul Thomas Anderson through a grueling 80+ days of shooting for the film Magnolia (1999). Very funny behind the scenes material and interviews, press junket video and various screenings and meetings are presented to us, just to let us know how hard it really is to make a 188-minute film. (imdb)
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    Fools
    An aging actor finds himself falling for the beautiful, and much younger, wife of an attorney. (imdb)
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    An Inconvenient Woman
    An Inconvenient Woman, an excellent television mini-series based on the novel by Dominick Dunne, which is loosely based on the Alfred Bloomingdale scandal, tells the story of the mistress of a famous man who he has murdered when she threatens his security. (allrovi.com)
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    Inherit the Wind
    Based on a real-life case in 1925, two great lawyers argue the case for and against a science teacher accused of the crime of teaching evolution. (imdb)
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    Heartwood
    Young Frank (Mills), an outcast in his small lumber mill town, falls for the gorgeous Sylvia (Swank), the daughter of an engineer hired by the grizzled mill owner, Logan Reeser (Robards), to save the business -- and the town. A greedy investor (DeSantis) wants Reeser to rape the redwood forest or close the mill. With a little luck and lots of enthusiasm, the young couple devises a scheme to save the town, despite the treacherous doings of a jealous rival (Batinkoff). (rottentomatoes.com)
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    Act One
    Story of the life of writer/playwright Moss Hart. (imdb)
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    Laguna Heat
    Laguna Heat (1987) - TV Movie
    Harry Hamlin stars in this made-for-cable thriller as a private eye who returns to his boyhood home only to find himself on the trail of a serial killer. (allmovie.com)
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    The Long Hot Summer
    The made-for-TV The Long Hot Summer was based on the 1958 theatrical film of the same name-which, in turn, was based on two William Faulkner short stories. Don Johnson plays Ben Quick, a Southern drifter who is under suspicion as a "barn burner." Ben secures a job at the Mississippi mansion of town-boss Will Varner (Jason Robards). (allmovie.com)
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    Heidi
    Heidi (1993) - TV Movie
    Heidi is a 1993 television miniseries based on the classic Swissnovel by Johanna Spyri, which has sold over 50 million copies and has been adapted for film and television nearly 20 times. Heidi originally aired on July 18 and 19, 1993 and stars Noley Thorton in the title role. (Wikipedia)
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    Journey
    Journey (1995) - TV Movie
    Journey and his grandfather Marcus have to come to terms with each other's reactions to the loss when Journey's mother, Min, decides to leave Journey and his sister Cat to be looked after by their grandparents. (imdb)
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    Washington: Behind Closed Doors
    The story of a power-hungry U.S. President, and the men he surrounds himself with in order to keep his hold on power. Based on John Ehrlichman's book about the Nixon administration. (imdb)
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    Metallica: The Videos 1989-2004
    Metallica's music videos between 1989 and 2004 (imdb)
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    Lincoln
    Lincoln (1992) - TV Movie
    Famous actors read testimonies from people close to Lincoln about him and his actions during the Civil War. (imdb)
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    F.D.R.: The Last Year
    In 1944, despite declining health, Franklin Delano Roosevelt (Jason Robards) decides to run for a fourth presidential term while World War II begins to draw to a close. This account of his final year follows the president's involvement in D-Day planning and his meetings with Joseph Stalin (Nehemiah Persoff) and Winston Churchill (Wensley Pithey).
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    Little Big League
    A young boy is bequeathed the ownership of a professional baseball team. (imdb)
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    Beloved
    After Paul D. finds his old slave friend Sethe in Ohio and moves in with her and her daughter Denver, a strange girl comes along by the name of "Beloved". Sethe and Denver take her in and then strange things start to happen... (imdb)
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    A Doll\
    A wealthy woman's attempts to help her financially troubled husband go unrewarded.
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    Old Faithful
    A Forest Ranger (Zero Mostel) is asked by his boss (Burgess Meredith) to attract a record-breaking crowd to Yellowstone National Park, and various celebrities are enlisted to help. It seems that each celebrity thinks he or she is the only one asked until they meet up with each other.
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    Haywire
    Haywire (1980) - TV Movie
    Based on autobiography of Brooke Hayward, daughter of famous Broadway producer Leland Hayward and actress Margaret Sullavan, who grows up in the glamorous, cruel and emotionally unstable world of her parents. (imdb)
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    The Christmas Wife
    A widower not wanting to face his first Christmas alone responds to an ad for "social introductions".
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    America and Lewis Hine
    A documentary about early 20th-century photographer Lewis Hine, who helped to expose grim working conditions in American factories and mines, especially the abuse and exploitation of children by their employers. Later, he became the official photographer for the construction of the Empire State Building. (imdb)
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    The Real Macaw
    150 year old parrot with an attitude and a teenage boy who go in search of buried treasure in an attempt to save the boy's free spirited and youthful grandfather from living the rest of his life in a retirement home.
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    Mark Twain and Me
    In 1908, young Dorothy Quick meets her idol, Mark Twain. And surprisingly, the author finds himself drawn to Dorothy and begins to treat her like the daughter he never had time for. Their special friendship brings Clemens out of his brooding and regrets, and teaches Dorothy about writing and life and how the two are really the same thing. (imdb)
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    Miracle Child
    A despairing young widow who abandons her baby pondside among bulrushes and a man who's fighting to reclaim his own son are drawn together. A baby plops out of a rainy, stormy sky into the arms of the town's beloved, vaguely-addled spinster. Miracles suddenly reverse the town's fortunes as drought and unemployment disappear, only to be replaced by boosterism and greed...
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    On Promised Land
    Set in the late 1950s, Floyd (Carl Lumbly), Martha Ree (Juanita Jennings), and Jimmy "Jim-Jam" Ween live on land that was promised to Floyd's father and then to Floyd for work they had done. The landowners, the Appletree family, used the promise of the land to keep Floyd Ween working for them.Through a series of events involving Jim-Jam, the young son of Floyd and Martha Ree, the Appletree sons put the transfer of the land in doubt and force the Weens to make a life-changing decision. (imdb)
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    Follow That Music
    Two reel comedy starring Gene Krupa as an Orchestra leader trying to make it in New York.
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