Golden Dreams: The Ballad of Lucy Whipple (2001)

Golden Dreams: The Ballad of Lucy Whipple

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Set in 1850s California (but actually filmed in Utah), this made-for-TV movie features Jena Malone as title character Lucy Whipple. The emphasis, however, is on Lucy's "mule-stubborn" mother Arvella Whipple (Glenn Close), who defies 19th century sexual stereotyping to try her luck as a gold prospector. Stuck in the ill-named California mining village of Lucky Diggins, Lucy is convinced that her maw is a bit "tetched" in the head. It takes a chance encounter in the nearby woods to show Lucy that … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Western, Drama, Television
Directed By:
Written By: Christopher Lofton
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Trillium Productions Inc.

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Cast


as Arvella Whipple

as Lucy Whipple

as Mr. Scatter

as Clyde Claymore

as Amos

as Sophie

as Buck McPhee

as Jimmy Whiskers
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Gold-rush-era heroine deals with issues like abuse, suicide.

Full Review… | November 1, 2012
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For what is basically a Hallmark movie on the prairie this has a surprisingly high grade cast who all make more of the material than the script would normally provide.

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