The Angel Doll (2002)

 The Angel Doll (2002)

Release Date: 14 September 2002 (UK)

 

Director: Alexander Johnston
Writers: Alexander Johnston, Jerry Bledsoe

 

Running time: 93 minutes

 

 

Cast

Keith Carradine - Adult Jerry Barlow
Betsy Brantley - Mary Barlow
Cody Newton - "Whitey" Black

Diana Scarwid - Fronia Black
Michael Welch - Young Jerry Barlow
Pat Hingle - Noah Roudabush
Gil Johnson - Jack Barlow
Nick Searcy - Col. Brandeis
John Copeman - Woodrow Jones
Cordereau Dye - Let Cumberland
Deborah Hobart - Rose Clark
Chuck Kinlaw - Stump Parker
Bubba Lewis - Billy Barnes
Robin Mullins - Mrs. Barnes
Dakota Smith - Bobby Rink
Suellen Yates - Linda Barlow

 

 

 

Storyline

Set in a North Carolina manufacturing town during the polio epidemic of 1950, the story is told through the eyes of 10-year old Jerry, who has all of the advantages of, a middle-class life Style, and his best friend, Whitey, who lives on welfare with his mother and 4-year old sister, Sandy.
Whitey is devoted to his polio-stricken sister, who has a fondness for angels, and likes to be read to from her favorite book, The Littlest Angel. He saves money from his paper route to buy her an angel doll, only to discover that there are none left in the whole town. With single-minded determination, Jerry and Whitey set out to find one, and along the way, face fear, prejudice and theft. They learn what is truly important as their lives and the lives of others are.