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The Incredible Journey of Doctor Meg Laurel (1979)

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TV Movie | 145 min | Adventure, Drama

In 1932, in Boston, the tough Harvard graduated Dr. Meg Laurel lashes out at the corrupt and powerful Judge Adamson. Her husband Dr. Thom Laurel is worried about the damage that the judge may cause in his career and Meg decides to leave ...See moreIn 1932, in Boston, the tough Harvard graduated Dr. Meg Laurel lashes out at the corrupt and powerful Judge Adamson. Her husband Dr. Thom Laurel is worried about the damage that the judge may cause in his career and Meg decides to leave him in Boston and return to the orphanage where she was raised to visit her friend Effie Webb. She learns that the orphanage is closed and Effie has returned to her hometown Eagle's Nest in the mountains. When Dr. Laurel arrives at Effie's home, she finds that her friend is on her deathbed under the care of the healer Granny Arrowroot. Dr. Laurel is unsuccessful in her attempt to save Effie that asks her to stay to help her people with her medical knowledge. Soon Dr. Laurel finds an illiterate and backward people that appraises traditions and belief more than the modern medical techniques. Further, she goes against Granny and is not accepted by the community. But both Meg and Granny discover that they have much to learn with each other. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil See less
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Jan 2, 1979 (United States)

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Lindsay Wagner
Meg Laurel Meg Laurel   See fewer
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Jane Wyman
Granny Arrowroot (as Miss Jane Wyman) Granny Arrowroot (as Miss Jane Wyman)   See fewer
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Andrew Duggan
Judge Adamson Judge Adamson   See fewer
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Gary Lockwood
Harley Moon Harley Moon   See fewer
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John Reilly
Thom Laurel Thom Laurel   See fewer
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Charles Tyner
Doug Slocumb Doug Slocumb   See fewer
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James Woods
Sin Eater Sin Eater   See fewer
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Dorothy McGuire
Effie Webb Effie Webb   See fewer
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Woodrow Parfrey
Messerschmidt Messerschmidt   See fewer
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Peggy Walton-Walker
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Tracey Gold
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Cherilyn Parsons
Sophie Pride Sophie Pride   See fewer
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Tom Spratley
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Gary Graham
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Gloria Stuart
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Meegan King
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Mary Ellen O'Neill
Granny Bacon Granny Bacon   See fewer
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Carolyn Jane Reed
Mrs. Pride Mrs. Pride   See fewer
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Genevieve Beauvais
Meg Middle Meg Middle   See fewer
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Ronald Peterson
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John Driscoll
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Dee Croxton
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6.7 / 10 | 161 votes