Wonderworks: Words by Heart

Overview

Words by Heart is set in a northern farming town in 1910. The town's only black family, recently arrived from the south, is treated with barely concealed contempt by the white farmers--and with outright hostility when the family's daughter Fran Robinson wins a Bible-verse contest. The only white resident to buck the prejudice is a feisty, self-made wealthy woman Charlotte Rae who hires the little girl and her father Robert Hooks to work on her farm. The old lady's disgruntled white ex-handyman decides to organize...
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Overview

Words by Heart is set in a northern farming town in 1910. The town's only black family, recently arrived from the south, is treated with barely concealed contempt by the white farmers--and with outright hostility when the family's daughter Fran Robinson wins a Bible-verse contest. The only white resident to buck the prejudice is a feisty, self-made wealthy woman Charlotte Rae who hires the little girl and her father Robert Hooks to work on her farm. The old lady's disgruntled white ex-handyman decides to organize his fellow bigots into an all-out assault on the African-American "outsiders." Alfred Woodard costars as the sensible, even-tempered black counterpart to the fair-minded white widow. Words by Heart was first telecast in February of 1985 as an episode of the PBS series Wonderworks; it was run in two parts in some markets, and as a 2-hour special in others.
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Special Features

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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/8/2006
  • UPC: 084296407989
  • Original Release: 1984
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  • Source: Allumination
  • Time: 1:50:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 49,321

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Words by Heart
1. The Contest [11:57]
2. Somebody [6:49]
3. Tell Her [7:51]
4. Mary Tom [12:31]
5. Spilt Milk [13:48]
6. Bargain [7:22]
7. Dinner Party [9:57]
8. Trouble [9:40]
9. Papa [11:13]
10. Home [11:24]
11. Miracles [1:33]
12. End Credits [1:32]
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Disc #1 -- Words by Heart
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      Alfre Woodard
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