Before Women Had Wings (1997)

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TV movie. First of six produced by Oprah Winfrey's Harpo Films. Adapted by the author Connie May Fowler from her novel. Set in the 1960s in an unnamed rural town in northern Florida. Glory Marie is a drinker so is her husband Billy who rages through life beating his wife and griping about a country singing career that might have been. Two daughters live at home, whilst the son moved away. Billy takes his life and the family moves to a trailer where Glory Marie beats the girls. They are befriended by Miss Zora, a kindly gentle recluse who admits she wasn't always so nice to children.

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