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Ballad of Lucy Whipple, The

Ballad of Lucy Whipple, The

Air Date Rating Share Against the
Sunday, February 18, 2001 8.7 13 3
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  • Season: 2000-2001
  • Network: CBS
  • Genre: Drama
  • Category: Movies
  • Subject Matter: Period Piece, Children/Teens, Western
  • Based On: Ballard of Lucy Whipple written by Karen Cushman
  • Misc.: Based On Book/Play

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Plot Synopsis

Based on the novel by Karen Cushman. During the height of the gold rush, a 13 year-old girl finds herself in a small California mining town when her mother, seeking prosperity, moves from Massachusetts. Unhappy with her imposed new lifestyle she sets in motion a plan to return to big city. As she approaches her goal, her brother dies suddenly, her mother falls in love, and a fire destroys most of the town. The threat of losing the things closest to her causes her to open her eyes and embrace her new hometown.


Production Company:

  • Craig Anderson Prods.

Production Type:

  • Independent
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