The Dollmaker

A film which failed to go out on release, and it doesn't take long to discover why. Fonda (and she's one of the producers) is grossly miscast as a hillbilly farmer's wife, fighting the world on behalf of her children and her land, and disastrously uprooted from wartime Kentucky to Detroit where to her horror the women wear flashy underwear and the men go on strike. Sophisticated Fonda is hardly the sacrificial earth mother type, given to whittling in her spare time surrounded by angelic children. She would have had the farmers' wives doing aerobics to improve their figures. Sentimental nonsense.

By: JE

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Director: Daniel Petrie
Screenwriter: Susan Cooper, Hume Cronyn
Cast: Jane Fonda
Levon Helm
Amanda Plummer
Geraldine Page
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