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Morning Glory (1993)

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Actress Deborah Raffin had a hand in the screenplay of this Southern melodrama, set in the Depression. Christopher Reeve plays ex-con Will Parker, who is looking for work in a small Georgia town. The pregnant Elly Dinsmore (Deborah Raffin) has placed an ad looking for a husband to tend her farm and look after her children. Will applies for the job, and proceeds to work as a handy man for Elly. He is anxious to appear respectable, since the local sheriff, Reese Goodloe (J.T. Walsh), is breathing down his neck, anxious for him to break parole. But Will gives him no cause for concern and, as he works Elly's farm, the two slowly fall in love and agree to marry. Will gets a job as a custodian in the library and his life appears to be heading back to normal. But one night in the library, Lula Peaks (Helen Shaver), the local waitress, throws herself at him, kissing him passionately. The following morning, Lula's body is found and Goodloe arrests Will for murder. Out of her love for Will, Elly seeks out a lawyer to defend him at his trial.

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Cast

Christopher Reeve
as Will Parker
Deborah Raffin
as Elly Dinsmore
Lloyd Bochner
as Bob Collins
Nina Foch
as Miss Beasley
J.T. Walsh
as Sheriff
Susan Astley
as Miriam Gaultier
Les Carlson
as Howard Pride
Leslie Carlson
as Howard Pride
Todd Duckworth
as Elroy Moody
Tom Heaton
as Elliot Mobridge
Walter March
as Nat Macready
Stephen E. Miller
as Harley Overmire
Scott Owen
as 2nd Reporter
Joel Palmer
as Donald Wade
Justin Perrier
as Baby Thomas
Ted Stidder
as Morris Macready
Thomas Heaton
as Elliot Mobridge
Dean Regan
as 1st Reporter
Emmett Singer
as Baby Parker
Teddy Stidder
as Norris Macready
French Tickner
as Judge Murdock
Ian Tracey
as Orlan Nettes
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