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Uncle Ben (1978)

Not Rated
Short | 27 min | Short, Drama, Family

Nancy is about to receive her college degree and she has a special request for Dr. McFarland about the commencement proceedings, where parents are always given special honor. She starts to reminisce about what has led to her successful ...See moreNancy is about to receive her college degree and she has a special request for Dr. McFarland about the commencement proceedings, where parents are always given special honor. She starts to reminisce about what has led to her successful graduation, and that of her two brothers Jim and Tommy before her, despite having lost both parents long ago. After being widowed when Nancy is only two years old, her mother Laura works hard night and day to support her young family. Their only relative is Laura's brother, and Uncle Ben is a favorite of the children with his story-telling ability and easy charm. However, his own life is dominated by alcoholism, and he finds it difficult to hold a job and be a responsible member of the community. When Laura suddenly passes away, the children beg Uncle Ben to take care of them. He wishes to do so, and fights to gain custody of his young niece and nephews, but his addiction is standing in the way of his fulfilling the role of a parent. Written by Brian Greenhalgh See less
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Keith M. Ungar
Uncle Ben Uncle Ben   See fewer
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Rachel Jacobs
Young Nancy Young Nancy   See fewer
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James Jarnigan
Young Jim (as James Jarnagin) Young Jim (as James Jarnagin)   See fewer
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John M. Elzey
Kenneth McFarland Kenneth McFarland   See fewer
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Craig Costello
Sheriff (as R. Craig Costello) Sheriff (as R. Craig Costello)   See fewer
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Oscar Rowland
Howard (as Oscar G. Rowland) Howard (as Oscar G. Rowland)   See fewer
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7.8 / 10 | 24 votes