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All the Way Home (1963)


Alex Segal

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Plot Summary

A seven year old and his mother cope with his father's death in an auto accident. His grieving mother is in denial, and the rush of well-meaning relatives fails to help the situation. The boy observes the reaction of adults to the death of his father, taking refuge in the world and games of children to escape the sadness. Mary (Jean Simmons) slowly accepts her husband's death and begins to adjust to the devastating loss. The story is based on the Pulitzer Prize winning novel by James Agee. Robert Preston plays the friendly, ill-fated husband whose brother Ralph (Pat Hingle) is the local undertaker in this dramatic tear jerker.

Customer Reviews

The Circle of Life Revealed in All the Way Home

One doesn't have to watch the Lion King to learn about life. This movie is one of the best films to study the themes of prejudice, family ties, and the search for meaning in life. I have long been a fan of Robert Preston and feel this is one of his finest performances. I am so grateful that this video is available on iTunes. The movie takes us back to a softer nature, a gentler generation and a coming to terms wih loss and love.

All The Way Home

Wow! I can't believe I-tunes has this. It is so hard to find. Based on James Agee's masterpiece book "A Death In The Family".
This film is flawed masterpiece... looks beautiful, black & white, great-simple score, excellent adaption and all actors are great . However the story is based around the child Rufus (Agee) who is only seven and the child actor is simply too young to carry a film of this weight.
But all and all it is a beautiful and haunting piece of work.

All the Way Home (1963)
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  • $9.99
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: 1963

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