Widow (1976 film)

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Widow is a 1976 American TV film directed by J. Lee Thompson from a script by Barbara Turner. It was based on a memoir by publicist Lynne Caine.



A woman is widowed when her husband dies of cancer, meaning she has to look after their two children.



The film was made by Lorimar who also made The Waltons . Star of that show, Michael Learned, was the star of Widow. Learned called it "the best script I've seen for TV or movies since I came to Hollywood." It was shot at Burbank Studios in May 1975. [1]


The Los Angeles Times called it "resourcefully made" with "an admirably tough minded and comprehensive script." [2]

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  1. Going Back to the Mountain Smith, Cecil. Los Angeles Times 1 May 1975: f16.
  2. TV MOVIE REVIEW: 'Widow' a Compelling Portrait Thomas, Kevin. Los Angeles Times 22 Jan 1976: e14.