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The Magic of Ordinary Days (2005)

Pregnant out of wedlock, an educated young woman is pressured by her father into an arranged marriage with a lonely farmer in this drama set during WWII.

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Ray Singleton
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Martha
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Florence
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Rose
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Hank (as Steve Strachan)
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Ruth
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Reverend Case
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Walter
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Abby
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Hank Jr.
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Chester
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Marian Case
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Mrs. Pratt (as Jackie Robbins)
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Pregnant out of wedlock, an educated young woman is pressured by her father into an arranged marriage with a lonely farmer in this drama set during WWII.

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Hallmark Hall of Fame: The Magic of Ordinary Days (#54.2)  »

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When the main characters are pulling into the barn dance, you can see a modern white mini-van sticking out from behind the barn. See more »

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Edited into Hallmark Hall of Fame (1951) See more »

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What a wonderful movie!!!
1 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is one of the best, most heartwarming and well acted movies I have seen in a long, long time. I immediately fell in love with all of the characters, especially Ray, portrayed beautifully by Skeet Ulrich. His inflections and mannerisms are superb. Keri Russell has outdone herself as Livy, with her timeless manners and elegant sophistication in handling an awkward situation during an unforgiving era. This is a poignant drama that evokes emotions long since lost in ordinary, mundane television. Congratulations to Hallmark and CBS for providing such outstanding broadcasting, and hats off to Mr. Ulrich...this role is Emmy-Worthy!


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