The Story Lady

The Story Lady

Director: Larry Elikann Cast: Tony Auer, Luis Avalos, Ed Begley Jr.

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The Story Lady

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/05/2010
UPC: 0814838011073
Original Release: 1991
Rating: G
Source: Screen Media
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 1:34:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Tony Auer Kennedy
Luis Avalos Actor
Ed Begley Otis
John David Conti 2nd Guard
David Correia Actor
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 Actor
Billy Williams Actor
Charles Champion Actor
Michael Mitz Actor

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

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]

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