A Woman of Independent Means
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From a young age Bess Steed Garner has always known how to arrange other people s lives to suit her own needs. After her beloved husband dies suddenly of influenza, Bess is faced with the difficult challenges of keeping both his business and her family intact. This celebrated miniseries spans seven decades in the life of a woman determined to make her own decisions during a time when women s rights were limited and independence was discouraged.
Based on the perennially bestselling novel by Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey that sold over a million copies worldwide, this moving adaptation of A WOMAN OF INDEPENDENT MEANS provides a compelling portrait of one woman s strength, courage, and defiance.
DVD Features: Cast Biographies; Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey Bibliography
Filmed on location in Galveston and Houston and directed by the omnivorous Robert Greenwald (Xanadu, Outfoxed), A Woman of Independent Means illustrates its title character's observation that "one life is simply not enough for all the lessons there are to learn." Fortunately, the Oscar-winning Field makes the journey one worth taking. In addition, costume designer Julie Weiss won an Emmy for her richly detailed work. --Kathleen C. Fennessy
- Cast biographies
- Elizabeth Forsythe Haley bibliography
Top Customer Reviews
This film reminded me of some of the better BBC productions but in an American setting. I am not sure guys would love it, but it is a great chick-flick.
Other notable actors and actresses include Tony Gold of Ghost fame, Charles Durning, Ron Silver, the wonderful Brenda Fricker, and Jack Thompson as the ever present Sam round out the cast of characters.
When I just want to relax and watch a movie that I love every part of, I watch this one. I never tire of it.
It is a shame that it became cost prohibitive to continuuing to bring such great entertainment to the masses. But thanks to the different production companies, transferring them to DVD for viewing by future audiences, one can still find good, informative, and entertaining fare on your TV today.
watch it a least once a month
I always check out any movie when her name is listed. In fact, I haven't seen it, yet, but I am definitely purchasing the movie "Lincoln", because I know she plays Mary Todd Lincoln in it. I know I will not be disappointed with her acting. :)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Love this when it first came out. Lots of memories watching it with loved one.Published 14 months ago by Susan C Scott
This is Sally Field at her best. It covers 3 generations of the family, I highly recommend it.Published 20 months ago by Mabel Cummings
This movie is a period piece that holds ones interest and attention throughout the movie. the acting is memorable as well as superb. Read morePublished on May 14, 2014 by ramona
Sally Field is one of the GREATS! She did an outstanding
job. I have really enjoyed watching her. You will enjoy!
I chose this movie because Sally Field is one of the best actors in the business. She portrayed many sides of the main character is this saga.Published on September 21, 2013 by Fan of British video