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“The Inheritance, based on a book by Louisa May Alcott, has become a family favorite. The heroine, Edith, is a beautiful portrayal of a noble life. It can lift your sight to refined living. The film provides a setting and personalities ripe for family discussion. . . .”

Disclaimer: We watched the version of this movie distributed by Feature Films for Families. It later came to our attention that this was an edited version. All other distributors and sellers carry the uncut version. The edited parts included various slang phrases and mild crudeness. While we generally discourage watching “edited” movies, as the morals of the producer can never be completely removed, in this case the Feature Films for Families version helps eliminate detraction and leaves a better spirit.

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Runtime: 95 min

Release: 1997

Cast: Cari Shayne, Brigitta Dau, Paul Anthony Stewart

Director: Bobby Roth

Writer: Maria Nation (teleplay), Louisa May Alcott (novel)

3 thoughts to “The Inheritance (1997)

  • Angela Murdock

    We watched this movie about a month ago at Hannahs suggestion. We loved it!

  • Natalie Smith

    The Inheritance movie does not follow the book exactly, but I still love it. I like how you get to see throughout the film the fine qualities of nobility and refinement that Edith shows.

  • Sorena Marble

    Edith is an orphan and is living with the Hamilton’s. Edith is good friends with their daughter Amy. Amy’s cousin comes to live with them with the hope of meeting some of the men in the town and find a husband. Fredrick Arlington shows interest in Ida, Amy’s cousin. On one occasion James Percy comes to town and is introduced to the family. He is turned away by Edith. There is a lot of deceit and mischievousness going on with Ida as she is jealous of Edith. When the father becomes ill, there is a discovery of Edith’s true identity. However, not wanting things to change Edith doesn’t speak up, but allows things to remain the same. The way things work out is ideal. Edith shows a lot of love and loyalty to the Hamilton family and remains so even in the middle of trials. I think she is a good example of patience as she shows love to them during it all. She knows the truth but she doesn’t throw any of it in their face, she shows compassion and love.


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