A drama about a young widow who finds a guardian angel in the form of a hobo who comes to her rural community looking for work.

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Eliza Wyatt, a widowed Californian farmer with two children, struggles against the odds of the Great Depression to bring in the orange crop and save the only home she's ever known. When a drifter offers to help, she feels he's the answer to her prayers. But his polite and well-spoken manner raises questions as well. Written by RHI

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In the beginning, as the camera pans on the homestead, there is an air conditioner in the upstairs window. It was spotted during production and the intention had been to remove it in post-production. See more »

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Gabe Harper: You are worth doing all I can for.
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Featured in 13th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2007) See more »

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A tender story of overcoming all odds when you are at your wits' end
28 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I watched this movie because Sydney Penny was in it....she never lets us down! How beautifully she portrayed the character, Eliza....Sydney always brings part of herself to her characters (it's underlying, and adds color). Having lived through similar circumstances, I felt a real bonding with all of the characters. Shirley Jones is a real professional...and was totally believable as the aunt. Tom Bosley never fails to please us. He is always "into" his part, and we can feel his emotions. Barry Corbin is one of my favorites, since I first really enjoyed him in The Thorn Birds (he co-starred with Sydney Penny), and various other projects. And last, but not least - Jason Gedrick - he has matured so much in the past few years, and was believable in his role. I feel that this will become a real classic.


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