The Rising Place Movie Review 2002

Information and Film Reviews for The Rising Place the Movie

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Nostalgia and tears. Dying Emily Hodge (Drummond) recalls her sometimes uncoventional life to her niece Virginia (Fisher) in a series of flashbacks. The young Emily (Holloman) is a smalltown Southern belle who gets pregnant by her boyfriend who goes off to WWII, never to return. Having scandalized her conventional parents (Harper, Cole), Emily agrees to give her baby up for adoption but refuses to go into hiding. Instead, she becomes a schoolteacher along with her black best friend, Wilma (Neal), who encourages Emily to get involved in the civil rights movement. Based on the novel by David Armstrong.


Monarch Home Video, 2 Ingram Blvd., La Vergne, TN 37086-7006, Phone: (615)287-4632, Fax: (615)287-4992, Email:, URL:

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 93 minutes.

Cast and Crew

American South, Flashback, Period Piece: 1940s, Civil Rights
Tom Rice
Laurel Holloman, Elise Neal, Mark Webber, Billy Campbell, Gary Cole, Tess Harper, Alice Drummond, Frances Fisher
Jim Dollarhide
Tom Rice
Conrad Pope

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