Tony Award®-winning star Angela Lansbury (Sweeney Todd) gives a touching performance as a woman who gets a second chance at life in this remarkable adaptation of Rosamunde Pilcher's best-selling novel. After a heart attack at 63, Penelope Keeling is not ready to be an invalid...despite her children's attempt to control her life. Now they want her to sell her most prized possession. Torn between her children's demands and her desire to hold onto cherished mementos, Penelope must learn what is important to her. She returns to the seashore, the only place she ever felt free, in an unforgettable odyssey that will take her back to her home, her heart and another chance for happiness.
Starring Angela Lansbury, Sam Wanamaker and Irene Worth.
Includes ""Making of"" featurette, behind-the-scenes interview, biographies, credits and production story.
Full-screen version; closed captioned.
Approx. 110 minutes running time.
Originally aired 12/3/89.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by AuntGrandma Hallmark Hall of Fame are always the best movies.
I just reread The Shell Seekers after many years and had seen both movies, with Angela Lansbury and later, a remake with Vanessa Redgrave.
The Lansbury production was my favorite - so well adapted from the book and played by Ms. Lansbury. I know I have to have this movie in my collection for reviewing many times.
September 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Feel good movie Good movie
This is another great movie from Hallmark. Angela Landsbury is always so wonderful in every movie she's in.
June 26, 2013