William Faulkner's Old Man


2h 1997

Brief Synopsis

Adaptation of William Faulkner's short story about two lost souls who rediscover life and love. J.J. Taylor and fellow convicts are expected to help rescue survivors of a dangerous flood on the banks of the Mississippi (the "Old Man") in 1927. J.J. sets off to find a woman caught up in a cypress sna

Film Details

Also Known As
Hallmark Hall of Fame (02/09/97), Old Man
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1997
Location
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA; Alligator Bayou, Louisiana, USA; Lafayette, Louisiana, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Synopsis

Adaptation of William Faulkner's short story about two lost souls who rediscover life and love. J.J. Taylor and fellow convicts are expected to help rescue survivors of a dangerous flood on the banks of the Mississippi (the "Old Man") in 1927. J.J. sets off to find a woman caught up in a cypress snag, while the others attempt an escape. He is able to locate Addie, who is on the verge of giving birth, and they journey down the Mississippi together in a small boat. When the baby is born, J.J.'s humanity is rekindled and the woman, who has been abondoned by her husband, finds a compassionate friend who genuinely cares for her and her baby.

Film Details

Also Known As
Hallmark Hall of Fame (02/09/97), Old Man
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1997
Location
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA; Alligator Bayou, Louisiana, USA; Lafayette, Louisiana, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

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Miscellaneous Notes

Aired in United States February 9, 1997

Released in United States on Video August 19, 1997

Telecast as a presentation of "Hallmark Hall of Fame."

Began shooting July 15, 1996.

Completed shooting August 20, 1996.