The Angel Doll

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Originally intended for theatrical release, The Angel Doll is an adaptation of Jerry Bledsoe's bestselling novel of the same name. Set in the South of the '50s, the story focuses on "Whitey" Black (Cody Newton), a kid from the wrong side of the tracks who befriends middle-class youngster Jerry Barlow (Michael Welch) while the two share a paper route. Jerry learns that Whitey wants to purchase a "very special" doll as a Christmas present for his terminally ill sister. Not only does Whitey meet with opposition from the locals because his sister has polio and is thus regarded as "contagious," but the doll he wants is nowhere to be found in his hometown. Thus it is that Whitey and Jerry embark upon a lengthy, adventure-laden journey in search of the elusive doll, meeting people of all sorts (and all temperaments) along the way. Keith Carradine is top-billed as the adult Jerry Barlow, while Diana Scarwid is given the extremely difficult (and highly contrary) role of Whitey's drink-sodden mother. Filmed in 2002, The Angel Doll was not widely seen until it was picked up for cable play by the Lifetime network in 2004.

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Betsy Brantley
as Mary Barlow
Diana Scarwid
as Fronia Black
Keith Carradine
as Adult Jerry Barlow
Michael Welch
as Jerry Barlow
Cody Newton
as Whitey Black
Lindsey Good
as Sandy Black
Gil Johnson
as Jack Barlow
Pat Hingle
as Noah Roudabush
Nick Searcy
as Col. Brandeis
Beatrice Bush
as Pearl Cumberland
John R. Copeman
as Woodrow Jones
Larry Tobias
as Otis Madger
Christian Durango
as Randy Clark
Cordereau Dye
as Let Cumberland
Sandy Black
as Lindsey Good
Deborah Hobart
as Rose Clark
Chuck Kinlaw
as Stump Parker
Bubba Lewis
as Billy Barnes
Robin Mullins
as Mrs. Barnes
Dakota Smith
as Bobby Rink
Patrick Stogner
as Larry Barlow
Suellen Yates
as Linda Barlow
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