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Blue Valley Songbird

Blue Valley Songbird

Richard A Colla (1999)

PG Certificate
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Our Score
Dolly Parton can usually be relied upon to give a good account of herself on screen, but her spirited performance is undermined by the formulaic melodramatics of this mediocre TV movie. Director Richard A Colla overplays the comparisons between the abuse inflicted on the teenage country singer by her father and the control freakery of her boyfriend-cum-manager, John Terry. His fear that he'll be dumped if Dolly finds fame is preventing her a shot at the Nashville big time. Parton handles the songs with expected aplomb, but her domestic travails and blossoming romance with handsome band member Billy Dean fail to convince.


A talented singer-songwriter's love of country music provides her with a means of escaping the clutches of her abusive manager-boyfriend and starting a new life. Drama, starring Dolly Parton, John Terry, Billy Dean and Kimberley Kates.

Cast & Crew

Leanna Taylor Dolly Parton
Hank John Terry
Bobby Billy Dean
Thelma Russell Kimberley Kates
Director Richard A Colla

Other Information

Language: English Colour Available on: Available on video and DVD


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