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The Olden Days Coat (1981)

While at her grandmother's house, a ten-year-old girl finds a coat in the closet. As she inspects it, she is suddenly taken back in time.

Director:

Bruce Pittman

Writers:

Margaret Laurence (original story), Susan Marcus (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Megan Follows ... Sal
Kate Parr Kate Parr ... Sarah
Doris Petrie Doris Petrie ... Gran
Daniel Buccos Daniel Buccos ... Dad
Sylvia Kelly Sylvia Kelly ... Mom
Priscilla Oxendine Priscilla Oxendine ... Becky
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While at her grandmother's house, a ten-year-old girl finds a coat in the closet. As she inspects it, she is suddenly taken back in time.

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Genres:

Fantasy | Short

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

October 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Olden Days Coat See more »

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Atlantis Films See more »
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Color
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Nominated 1981 Bijou Award Best Cinematography. See more »

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A wonderful, underrated Christmas film.
12 December 2005 | by Norton-9See all my reviews

Although the person who wrote the previous comment seems to fixate on what he (or she) deems a one-dimensional plot (whatever that means), and the fact that it's length is only half-an-hour, I feel that this short film is that rare breed-a near perfect adaptation of its source material. The Olden Days Coat is a story about family and looking back. It's an old fashioned story told in an economical way with wonderful acting and beautiful writing. How anyone can possibly mention this gentle film in the same breath as Back to the Future is simply wrong. There is no comparison. If ever you have the opportunity, do yourself a favor and see this. It's a holiday story with a heart-something we could use more of these days.


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