An Old Fashioned Thanksgiving

Synopsis: Inspired by a short story, Isabella Caldwell is a high-society woman in late-1800's New York. When Isabella's estranged daughter Mary becomes ill and is too proud to ask her mother for assistance, Mary's daughter, Tilly, takes it upon herself to contact her grandmother and plead for help. Isabella's arrival causes an upheaval in many lives, but may also lead to reconciliation within the family.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Graeme Campbell
Production: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  2 nominations.
90 min

I`d like you to start with the bedroom,

and this time

I`d like you to lift up

my perfume bottles, please.

When you do the dusting, dust.


Perhaps you require more privacy.


He`s meant for you.

Why didn`t you write you were coming?

It was meant to be a surprise.

Well, that was a nasty trick.


-Yes. You`ve completely changed.

I can see you haven`t.

I`ve matured more than it might first appear.

So I see.

You`ve been away for decades.

How many languages do you speak now?


How are you, Tilly?

There must be a more compelling topic.

Whenever I wrote to you about your father

you never answered.

No one knows more

about losing a loved one than I do.

Don`t let`s talk about this, Gideon. Please.

Mother says that you`re behind on the rent.

There must be something I can do

to help you.

Give me your news.


I see, I shall have to torture you,

Lord Stickywicket,

if I mean to get at the truth.

Never, Madam Busybody!

I will die before giving up my secrets.

Mrs. Caldwell?

Were my suspicions confirmed?

-ls she my grandmother?

-She is.

What is she like?

In body, well-favored. In speech, eloquent.

In manner, refined.

Go on.

She lives in a house as big as a palace,

paintings by all the great masters.

Name them.


-You lie.



She`s well-read.

Keeping up with her in conversation

is like dancing on coals.

My letter. Was it delivered?


-Did she read it?


-What did she say?

-She threw it away.

I`m so sorry.

Don`t be silly.

It`s not right.

After all, what did I expect?

She doesn`t know what she`s missing.

There must be some reason

they haven`t spoken in all this time.


Don`t forget.

I was just saying to myself, ``l wonder

how those poor children are doing?``

And here you are, right before my eyes.

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