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Movie Title? 1700-1800's Couple Move to Frontier Cabin-Baby Coming


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Frontier Wilderness Romance-Couple Settle in Cabin

 

I'm looking for a movie title of a classic movie that I saw maybe 25 or more years ago on tv. It would probably have been filmed in the 1940's, but could have been in the late 1930's, or 1950's. I only remember a few details of the plot and cannot remember ANY of the actors or characters, which is unusual and makes it so difficult to find the movie title. Do not even recall if the film was in color or black and white.

 

I thought that it was "Drums Along the Mohawk" and purchased it, but it was NOT the movie. It is similar in plot, though. I went to www.imdb.com and read the summary for "The Howards of Virginia", but I don't remember the characters being in politics.

 

The movie probably is set during the 1700's, perhaps the 1800's. A young couple is wanting to get married, and the rich father objects. He may have been a wealthy landowner in Virginia or a southern state.

 

They do get married and move to the wilderness?, setting up their new lives in a cabin. They suffer hardships, etc. She is pregnant with their child later in the movie. The baby is coming, and their friend, farmhand, sidekick, or whatever? has to go and try and find the husband before the baby arrives.

 

Hope someone is familiar with this old movie. I've done searches online and scanned possible movie titles. Went to www.imdb.com and looked up some possible actors and searched their movie titles, but came up empty handed.

 

Since the plot is similar to DRUMS ALONG THE MOHAWK, maybe it may be of the same time period??

 

Regards,

 

Jan

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I've checked on the 1945 movie, "The Southerner".

 

A couple of people reviewed "The Southerner" on www.epinions.com. One informs me that there is no wealthy daughter in that movie.

 

Just ordered "The Howards of Virginia". Don't think it's the one, but if it's not, it still has Cary Grant.

 

Thanks, anyway, though.

 

The search goes on. . . .

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I think you nailed it with "The Howards of Virginia". I have it on DVD and saw it a couple of years ago and, as far as I can recall, it sounds a lot like the film you're searching.

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Thanks, Feaito!

 

I sure hope this is it, but from reviews I have read, it didn't really sound like the one that I remembered.

 

Do you recall if the husband is off somewhere, and they are off trying to reach him b4 the baby is born?

 

From what I read, this movie is more about the Revolutionary War and all the goings on. I don't remember any war involvement in the movie that I saw.

 

Regards,

 

Jan

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Hi, Jack.

 

Thanks for your help.

 

Here's one review that I read about "Mrs. Mike".

 

This film is based on the novel, Mrs. Mike, which is based on the real life woman, Kathy O'Fallon Flannigan. While it is an adequate film by itself, it sells the story short. It panders to romance and drama, when the book is quite dramatic in its own right. A Boston teenager is sent to live with her uncle in frontier Canada because of her fragile health. She eventually falls in love with own of the few-if only-young, white males in the region. They marry and depart for the northern wilderness to set up house and home. The rest of the movie is about her struggles and joys of living and travelling in this rugged country. Sadly, the movie ends where the book took off on a whole new, inspiring tangent. We are left with the typical "happy ending". I gave this a 5.

 

Will look into this one further, but another review mentions that they lose a baby in the movie. I just remember a baby being born. In the movie that I saw, her father is wealthy and objects to the marriage.

 

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Jan

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Just viewed "The Howards of Virginia", and it's not the movie that I'm looking for.

 

Pretty good old movie, except for Cary Grant looking twice the age of the character that he was portraying. His acting was terrible in this movie, which is so unusual for him.

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Sad to hear that Ford, then your movie must be Mrs. Mike as other posters have said. I really hope you can get it.

 

As for "The Howards of Virginia", I liked it in spite of Cary's aparent miscasting. When I saw it I did not think his acting was bad, just an untypical role for him.

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Don't the wife spent the night out in the snow.

 

Don't think she was married to a Mountie or soldier, either.

 

From my poor recollection, they were in a cabin instead of a nice home with servants, like in the Howards movie.

 

The time period is from the Revolutionary War or early 1800's, probalby.

 

She's from a well-to-do family and marries a man against her father's wishes. Moves to the wilderness, and makes the best of it. The only other thing I remember is that the baby is coming, and a farmhand is rushing to find her husband way off somewhere--maybe hours or days away. Looks like they would have been attending to her immediate needs. lol

 

Thanks, again.

 

Jan

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