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Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All (1994)

TV Movie | 113 min | Drama, War

The movie, adapted from Allan Gurganus' 1989 book of the same name, chronicles the life of Lucy Marsden, a ninety-nine-year-old North Carolina woman who, at the age of fourteen, married a fifty-year-old Confederate veteran of the Civil War...See moreThe movie, adapted from Allan Gurganus' 1989 book of the same name, chronicles the life of Lucy Marsden, a ninety-nine-year-old North Carolina woman who, at the age of fourteen, married a fifty-year-old Confederate veteran of the Civil War and bore nine children (reduced to six for television). Diane Lane stars as Lucy from her teenage years into middle age, and Anne Bancroft plays Lucy approaching her one hundredth birthday, telling her story in flashback. See less
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59 cast members
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Diane Lane
Lucy Honicut Marsden Lucy Honicut Marsden   See fewer
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Donald Sutherland
Capt. William Marsden Capt. William Marsden   See fewer
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Cicely Tyson
Castralia, Marsden Family House Slave / Maid Castralia, Marsden Family House Slave / Maid   See fewer
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Anne Bancroft
Lucy Marsden (age 99-100) Lucy Marsden (age 99-100)   See fewer
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Blythe Danner
Bianca Honicut Bianca Honicut   See fewer
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E.G. Marshall
Prof. Taw, Old Folks Home Resident Prof. Taw, Old Folks Home Resident   See fewer
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Gwen Verdon
Etta Pell, Old Folks Home Resident Etta Pell, Old Folks Home Resident   See fewer
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Camille Cooper
Shirey Ann Williams, Lucy's best girlhood friend Shirey Ann Williams, Lucy's best girlhood friend   See fewer
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Maureen Mueller
Lady Mardsen Lady Mardsen   See fewer
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Kathryn Morris
Zundro (Sandra) Zundro (Sandra)   See fewer
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Wil Horneff
Willie Marsden (at 13) Willie Marsden (at 13)   See fewer
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Jesse Zeigler
Ned Mardsen (12), Lucy's eldest son Ned Mardsen (12), Lucy's eldest son   See fewer
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Garette Ratliff Henson
Ned Smythe, Willie's best friend (flashback scenes) Ned Smythe, Willie's best friend (flashback scenes)   See fewer
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Jordan Williams
Samuel Honicut Samuel Honicut   See fewer
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Stephanie Astalos-Jones
Ruth Wilgus, Neighbor with telephone Ruth Wilgus, Neighbor with telephone   See fewer
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Joshua Cantrell
Edward Marsden (as Josh Cantrell) Edward Marsden (as Josh Cantrell)   See fewer
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Jacob Cantrell
Perry (6) (as Jake Cantrell) Perry (6) (as Jake Cantrell)   See fewer
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Damon Pooser
Jerome Jerome   See fewer
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Tim Black
Luke Lucas, General Store Proprietor Luke Lucas, General Store Proprietor   See fewer
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Ed Grady
Robert E. Lee Robert E. Lee   See fewer
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Jason Kerr
Yankee Boy killed by Willie in Civil War Yankee Boy killed by Willie in Civil War   See fewer
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Allan Gurganus
Officer Officer   See fewer
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Dianna Avena
Childhood friend (uncredited) Childhood friend (uncredited)   See fewer
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Don Henderson Baker
Winch (uncredited) Winch (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dan Biggers
Doc Collier (uncredited) Doc Collier (uncredited)   See fewer
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Maynelle (uncredited) Maynelle (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Black
Black Preacher (uncredited) Black Preacher (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lane Bradbury
Mrs. Williams (uncredited) Mrs. Williams (uncredited)   See fewer
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Atlanta Vet (uncredited) Atlanta Vet (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ernest Dixon
Black Man (uncredited) Black Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sheriff Cooper (uncredited) Sheriff Cooper (uncredited)   See fewer
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Reporter #1 (uncredited) Reporter #1 (uncredited)   See fewer
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Terrence Gibney
Mayor Clifton (uncredited) Mayor Clifton (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bill Gribble
Older Reb (uncredited) Older Reb (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mary Ann Hagan
Pregnant Woman (uncredited) Pregnant Woman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tony Higgins
Lance (uncredited) Lance (uncredited)   See fewer
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Deborah Hobart
Louisa (45) (uncredited) Louisa (45) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Stephanie Jones
Ruth Wilgus (uncredited) Ruth Wilgus (uncredited)   See fewer
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Young Man (uncredited) Young Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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Kelly M. La Rosa
Neighbor (uncredited) Neighbor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Randi Lane
Hillary (uncredited) Hillary (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bellhop (uncredited) Bellhop (uncredited)   See fewer
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Roy Lind
Luke Lucas (1945) (uncredited) Luke Lucas (1945) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Surgeon (uncredited) Surgeon (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ned (45) (uncredited) Ned (45) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mayor (uncredited) Mayor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lady Reporter (uncredited) Lady Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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William McKinley (uncredited) William McKinley (uncredited)   See fewer
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Shane Pinson
Confederate Soldier (uncredited) Confederate Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mag Exec (uncredited) Mag Exec (uncredited)   See fewer
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Black Teenager (uncredited) Black Teenager (uncredited)   See fewer
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Emily Saiterwaite (uncredited) Emily Saiterwaite (uncredited)   See fewer
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Miss Beale (uncredited) Miss Beale (uncredited)   See fewer
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Reb 1 (uncredited) Reb 1 (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sergeant (uncredited) Sergeant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Baby (4) (uncredited) Baby (4) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Louisa (11) (uncredited) Louisa (11) (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.2 / 10 | 455 votes