Places in the Heart (1984)

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  • Texas Picture Working
  • The Texas Project Alternative
  • Waiting for Morning Alternative


Drama set in Waxahachie, Texas in 1935. When Sheriff Spalding is killed by a young black youth, his wife Edna is left to look after their two children and their farm on which they grow cotton. Moze, a field worker, and Mr Will, a blind First World War veteran, help her in her struggles.

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