The Dollmaker
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The Dollmaker
Jane Fonda stars in this made-for-TV movie, which uses the backdrop of World War II and urbanization to tell the story of one woman's fight to keep her family together. Gertie Nevels (Fonda), the wife of a Kentucky sharecropper, wants nothing more than to one day own her own farm. Thriftily hiding her savings from husband Clovis (Levon Helm), she prepares to make her dream come true -- until Clovis summons her to come join him in Detroit, where he's gone to work in a factory to help with the war effort. Arriving with her children in tow, Gertie finds Clovis all settled into a… More
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Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Jane Fonda made her TV debut in this stirring story of an uneducated Kentucky woman and mother of five who struggles to make ends meet."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Offers viewers an opportunity to clarify their own definition of "the good life," and to discuss some of the challenges of individualism."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
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