Masterpiece Theatre's American Collection (2003)

Masterpiece Theatre's American Collection


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Adapted from James Agee's posthumously published, Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, Death in the Family is set in Knoxville, TN, in 1915. The death of husband and father Jay Follett (John Slattery) in a car accident has profound and long-reaching effects upon his wife, Mary (Annabeth Gish), and his sensitive, seven-year-old son, Rufus (Austin Wolff). At the core of the crisis is Mary's prickly relationship with her own family, exacerbated by her late husband's unwillingness to "go with the flow" in … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Television
Directed By:
Written By: Robert W. Lenski
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On DVD: Jun 7, 2005


as Mary Follet

as Jay Follet

as Rufus Follet

as Aunt Hannah

as Andrew Lynch

as Joel Lynch

as Ralph Follet

as Father Jackson

as Walter Starr

as Catherine Lynch

as Catherine Lynch

as Schoolboy

as Schoolboy

as Harbison's Salesman

as Schoolboy

as Schoolboy 1

as Sales Clerk

as Blacksmith

as Farmer

as Father Jackson
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All Critics (1)

Doesn't aim as high as the novel, but it succeeds overall in its quiet competence and modest intentions.

Full Review… | March 20, 2002

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