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  • American Experience A Midwife's Tale (Season 10, Episode 8)
  • TV Episode | 89 min | Documentary, Biography, History

American Experience

A Midwife's Tale (Season 10, Episode 8)
TV Episode | 89 min | Documentary, Biography, History

A docudrama adaptation of Ulrich's Pulitzer-winning book, which was based on thousands of entries in the journal of Martha Ballard, a Maine midwife, in the late 1700's and early 1800's. The movie intercuts between reenactments of Ballard ...See moreA docudrama adaptation of Ulrich's Pulitzer-winning book, which was based on thousands of entries in the journal of Martha Ballard, a Maine midwife, in the late 1700's and early 1800's. The movie intercuts between reenactments of Ballard doing her Maine midwifery and related tasks, and Ulrich in her eight years of research on her book; in the end, clear comparisons are made between the work of the two women. Written by Anonymous See less
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Writers
Laurie Kahn (as Laurie Kahn-Leavitt) | Laurel Ulrich (book) (as Laurel Thatcher Ulrich)
Producer
Laurie Kahn (as Laurie Kahn-Leavitt)
Cinematographers
Steven Poster (as Steven B. Poster) | Peter Stein
Production Designer
Status
Edit Released
Updated Jan 19, 1998

Release date
Jan 19, 1998 (United States)

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39 cast members
Name Known for
Ron Tough
Ephraim Ballard Ephraim Ballard   See fewer
Ruth Anderson
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John Harold Cail
Actor (as John Cail) Actor (as John Cail)   See fewer
Paula Dawson
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Mia Dillon
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Sarah Evans
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Alyson Green
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Susan Hayward
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J. Hunter
Actor (as Joel Hunter) Actor (as Joel Hunter)   See fewer
Kaiulani Kimbrell
Sally Fletcher Sally Fletcher   See fewer
Kaiulani Lee
Martha Ballard (as Kaiulani Sewall Lee) Martha Ballard (as Kaiulani Sewall Lee)   See fewer
Hania Marsden-Barton
Sam Hardin (as Hania Barton) Sam Hardin (as Hania Barton)   See fewer
Andrew Elvis Miller
Rev. Isaac Foster Rev. Isaac Foster   See fewer
Janet Monid
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Jeannie Munday
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Charlie Rhindress
Shubael Pitts Shubael Pitts   See fewer
Gil Rogers
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Tari Signor
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J. Smith-Cameron
Mrs. Howard Mrs. Howard   See fewer
Waneta Storms
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Wendy Way
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Jennifer S. Rose
McMaster Girl (uncredited) McMaster Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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