About the film
Release Date: May 13, 1984
|Genres||:||Drama, TV Movie|
|Producers||:||John G. Wilson, Deborah Moore, Bruce Gilbert, Bill Finnegan, Gary Daigler|
|Writers||:||Hume Cronyn, Susan Cooper, Harriet Arnow|
During World War II, hard-luck farmer Colvis Nevels leaves his rural Kentucky home to take a factory job in bustling Detroit. Reluctantly accompanying Colvis is his long-suffering wife, Gertie, a talented woodcarver set in her traditional ways. When the perils of city life and Colvis' reckless squandering of money send the Nevels into precarious financial straits, Gertie starts a business making hand-carved dolls in order to provide for her family.