• Publication date: March 14, 2013

The Ballad of Lucy Whipple

When her husband passes away leaving Arvella with their three children; daughters California, Prairie and son Butte, Arvella decides to move from New England to California in the Gold Rush of the 1850s. Disliking the town already, California decides to change her name to Lucy, yet as time goes by, she starts to appreciate the many eccentrics, including one young girl in particular- Annie…

Program data

Duration: 90

Production Year: 2001

MBC 2:

March 31, 2014 11:30 (KSA) ~ March 31, 2014 10:30 (CLT)

The story of the often shaky and troubled relationship between a widowed mother and her daughter, ‘The Ballad of Lucy Whipple’ is a touching period drama by Jeremy Kagan based on Karen Cushman’s novel, bearing the same name.

When her husband passes away leaving Arvella (Glenn Close) with their three children; daughters ‘California’ (Jena Malone- who would later change her name to Lucy), Prairie (Celeste Leary) and son Butte (Michael Welch), Arvella decides to move from New England to California in the Gold Rush of the 1850s. Disliking the town already, California decides to change her name to Lucy, yet as time goes by, she starts to appreciate the many eccentrics, including one young girl in particular- Annie (Olivia Burnette)…

Starring:

  • Glenn Close
  • Andy Garrison
  • Bruce McGill
  • Chloe Webb
  • Dennis Christopher
  • Jena Malone
  • Robert Pastorelli
  • Wilford Brimley
  • Michael Welch
  • Celeste Leary
  • Olivia Burnette
  • Meat Loaf

Directed by:  Jeremy Kagan

Rating:  Not Rated.