Sarah, Plain and Tall 32 years old

It took all of her courage to come and all of her love to stay

Sarah, Plain and Tall

Kansas, 1910. Widowed farmer Jacob Witting finds that taking care of both his farm and two children, Anna and Caleb, is too difficult to handle alone. John takes out an ad in a newspaper for a mail-order bride, to which the "plain and tall" Sarah Wheaton answers, soon traveling from Maine to Kansas to become John's wife. Despite the love that grows between Sarah and the family, Sarah finds herself homesick, and she must ultimately choose whether or not to stay.

Credits

Sarah, Plain and Tall Cast

Name Character
James Rebhorn He was 42, 65 years old when he died as William Wheaton
Christopher Walken He was 47, now 80 years old as Jacob Witting
Glenn Close She was 43, now 76 years old as Sarah Wheaton
Lexi Randall She was 11, now 43 years old as Anna Witting
Malgorzata Zajaczkowska She was 35, now 67 years old as Maggie Grant
Jon DeVries He was 43, now 76 years old as Matthew Grant
Betty Laird as Mrs. Parkley
Chris Bell He was 40, 27 years old when he died as Caleb Witting
Woody Watson He was 42, 50 years old when he died as Jess Stearns
Kara Beth Taylor as Rose

Sarah, Plain and Tall Crew

Name Department
Glenn A. Jordan as Director. He was 54 (now 87) years old Directing
Patricia MacLachlan as Teleplay. She was 52 (now 85) years old Writing
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Sarah, Plain and Tall (32 years)

It took all of her courage to come and all of her love to stay

  • Release day: Sunday, February 03, 1991
  • Runtime: 98 minutes