Orphan Train Movie Review 1979

Information and Film Reviews for Orphan Train the Movie

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A woman realizes her New York soup kitchen can't do enough to help the neighborhood orphans, so she takes a group of children out West in hopes of finding families to adopt them. Their journey is chronicled by a newspaper photographer and a social worker. Based on the actual "orphan trains" of the mid- to late 1800s. From the novel by Dorothea G. Petrie.


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Available on VHS
Running time 150 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Historical Drama, Adoption & Orphans
Jill Eikenberry, Kevin Dobson, Glenn Close, Linda Manz
William A. Graham
EMI Television

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