BN.com Gift Guide

The Story Lady

Overview

In this made-for-TV drama, Jessica Tandy plays Grace McQueen, an elderly woman who has grown bored and restless following the death of her husband. Grace has always loved telling stories to children, and as a way of keeping herself occupied she comes up with an idea for a public access television series in which she will read great children's books aloud. The show becomes a local favorite -- enough so that a pair of advertising executives approach her with the idea of selling the show to a major network. Grace ...
See more details below
DVD
$4.99
BN.com price
(Save 50%)$9.99 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (DVD)
  • All (7) from $6.48   
  • New (5) from $6.48   
  • Used (2) from $17.28   

Overview

In this made-for-TV drama, Jessica Tandy plays Grace McQueen, an elderly woman who has grown bored and restless following the death of her husband. Grace has always loved telling stories to children, and as a way of keeping herself occupied she comes up with an idea for a public access television series in which she will read great children's books aloud. The show becomes a local favorite -- enough so that a pair of advertising executives approach her with the idea of selling the show to a major network. Grace agrees, but when the marketing experts and network brass are finished with the idea, the simple format of "The Story Lady" has been transformed into a garish program called "Granny Goodheart," and Grace must decide if she should pursue the money and success that's being offered to her or stand up for her ideals. The Story Lady also features Stephanie Zimbalist, Lisa Jakub, Richard Masur, and Ed Begley, Jr.; Tandy Cronyn, Jessica Tandy's daughter, is appropriately cast as Meg, Grace's daughter.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/5/2010
  • UPC: 814838011073
  • Original Release: 1991
  • Rating:

  • Source: Screen Media
  • Time: 1:34:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 7,356

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Tony Auer Kennedy
Luis Avalos
Ed Begley Jr. Otis
John David Conti 2nd Guard
David Correia
Tandy Cronyn Meg
Lisa Jakub Alexandra Pollard
Richard Masur Norm Denton
Jessica Tandy Grace McQueen
Stephanie Zimbalist Julie Pollard
Ellen Crawford Rita?
Charles Durning Judge (uncredited)
Christopher Gartin Scott
Mary Pat Gleason Receptionist
Michael Goldfinger Cabbie
Rif Hutton Reporter
Jeanine Jackson Mrs. Oberg
Jean Kasem Sensuous Witch
Janice Kent 2nd Saleslady
Steve Kramer Salesperson
Clive Rosengren
Billy Williams
Charles Champion
Michael Mitz
Technical Credits
Larry Elikann Director
Lee Holdridge Score Composer
James Hulsey Production Designer
Kees Van Oostrum Cinematographer
Joseph B. Wallenstein Producer
Peter V. White Editor
Robert Zeschin Screenwriter
Read More Show Less

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Christmas Story Lady
1. New Home [7:34]
2. Conquering Boredom [7:36]
3. Becoming a Star [9:57]
4. Network TV [8:51]
5. Number One Fan [10:20]
6. Pilot [11:59]
7. School Play [12:25]
8. Breach of Contract [13:29]
9. Story Hour [9:49]
10. Credits [1:10]
Read More Show Less

Menu

Disc #1 -- The Christmas Story Lady
   Play Movie
   Scene Index
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously