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The Angel Doll Details


Originally intended for theatrical release, The Angel Doll is an adaptation of Jerry Bledsoe's bestselling novel of the same name. Set in the South of the '50s, the story focuses on "Whitey" Black (Cody Newton), a kid from the wrong side of the tracks who befriends middle-class youngster Jerry Barlow (Michael Welch) while the two share a paper route. Jerry learns that Whitey wants to purchase a "very special" doll as a Christmas present for his terminally ill sister. Not only does Whitey meet with opposition from the locals because his sister has polio and is thus regarded as "contagious," but the doll he wants is nowhere to be found in his hometown. Thus it is that Whitey and Jerry embark upon a lengthy, adventure-laden journey in search of the elusive doll, meeting people of all sorts (and all temperaments) along the way. Keith Carradine is top-billed as the adult Jerry Barlow, while Diana Scarwid is given the extremely difficult (and highly contrary) role of Whitey's drink-sodden mother. Filmed in 2002, The Angel Doll was not widely seen until it was picked up for cable play by the Lifetime network in 2004. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Keith Carradine
as Adult Jerry Barlow
Betsy Brantley
as Mary Barlow
Cody Newton
as "Whitey" Black
Diana Scarwid
as Fronia Black
Michael Welch
as Young Jerry Barlow
Pat Hingle
as Noah Roudabush
Gil Johnson
as Jack Barlow
Nick Searcy
as Col. Brandeis
Christian Durango
as Randy Clark
Cordereau Dye
as Let Cumberland
Deborah Hobart
as Rose Clark
Chuck Kinlaw
as Stump Parker
Bubba Lewis
as Billy Barnes
Robin Mullins
as Mrs. Barnes
Dakota Smith
as Bobby Rink
Patrick Stogner
as Larry Barlow
Suellen Yates
as Linda Barlow


Trent McDevitt
Jerry Bledsoe
Book Author
Stephen Thompson
Matthew Ramsey
Laura Angell
Linwood Taylor
Production Designer
Michael H. Ward
Art Director
Pat Hingle
Executive Producer
Jerry Bledsoe
Executive Producer
Peggy Farrell
Costume Designer

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