All The Way Home

7.31 h 42 min1981ALL
A wife and mother in 1915 Tennessee copes with the loss of her husband and the necessity of raising their children alone.
Delbert Mann
Sally FieldWilliam HurtNed Beatty
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Kyle BurkeReviewed in the United States on July 16, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Everything Great that Theatre Is
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When I saw this broadcast live in 1981, still in my teens but studying performing arts in earnest, I remember saying that it represented everything great that theatre is. After decades of searching for it, first on VHS, then DVD, to experience it again here was an indescribably precious gift. When I consider all the media I have consumed since then, it is a bit surprising that my reverence for it had not taken on a life of its own; but I appreciated it all the more filtered through the intervening years, and was newly moved and awed. This is a superb production with a uniquely talented director and an expertly chosen cast that glowed with a specific kind of expertise that will never be seen again, in a period piece of a time with which no future cast will ever have any persona experience. I am so thankful that we have this recording.
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David R. GreenlandReviewed in the United States on April 8, 2021
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The Real 1963 Deal!
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This is it, finally--the 1962 Paramount version of "All the Way Home," one of the best films about life, death, and the human condition ever made. Jean Simmons and Robert Preston give the best performances of their careers, and it was one of the finest releases of 1963. Unfortunately, it was released around the time of JFK's assassination, when the general public was in no mood for a melancholy masterwork like this, and it has taken years for it to show up on home video. While it is deserving of a more deluxe treatment--such as Criterion might have done--at least this outfit (La Entertainment) has licensed it for release.
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she_thinks_a_lotReviewed in the United States on January 5, 2017
1.0 out of 5 stars
A mix up - this is actually a filmed play instead of a movie
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Some of the reviews here appear to be for an actual movie, but this version is a play with Sally Field and William Hurt that was filmed in a theater in southern California. Maybe the actual movie deserves some of the rave reviews, but this play does not. All that happens is a father with a young son and baby on the way dies. The sets were drab, and well, plays just don't translate well to an on-screen viewing. It's one of those, "I guess you had to be there."
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Mad Trapper of the YukonReviewed in the United States on April 14, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Enjoyed this Theatrical version more than the Movie version
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If you want the movie version with Robert Preston go here:
I have seen both and read James Agee's book "A Death In The Family". This theatrical version is now my favorite. The movie has a 1960s artsy quality to it and it is really good. This was performed on a single stage set and released in 3:4 format of a television screen. The performances by the actors in both were very good, but I just think this veteran actors in this theatrical version drove it all the way home.
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MeanJo in MphsReviewed in the United States on August 24, 2017
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a gem of a performance!
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ok, here goes: SALLY FIELD -- oh my gosh, can this lady act! her performance is right up there with Places in the Heart. before viewing, keep in mind that this is a play with no special effects; it's highly charged and character-driven. if your patient, you too will ENJOY this gem.
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Thomas J. BurkeReviewed in the United States on December 4, 2016
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Beautiful movie filmed on location in Knoxville
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Beautiful movie filmed on location in the Ft. Sanders neighborhood of Knoxville which is where James Agee who wrote the book upon which it was based was raised. The movie to me surpasses the book which is a pleasant surprise. Great acting by everyone. The movie incorporates elements of Agee's sketch "Knoxville: Summer 1915" which precedes A Death in the Family.
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JethroinTxReviewed in the United States on August 30, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Where are the good actors and writers ?
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Pure unadulterated enjoyment from classic simplicity.
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Kindle CustomerReviewed in the United States on February 16, 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
Was not the movie I wanted
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Wasn't the movie I wanted I wanted the one with jean simmions
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