The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio

Release September 30, 2005 (Limited)
Cast Julianne Moore, Woody Harrelson, Laura Dern, Ellary Porterfield, Frank Chiesurin
Director Jane Anderson
Writer Jane Anderson
Genres Drama
Studio Go Fish Pictures
Length 99 mins.


Evelyn Ryan is a devoted housewife and mother of ten in the 1950s. Her husband can't seem to make ends meet, but that doesn't stop the car from breaking down, the mortgage from coming due, and the bills from piling up. It falls to Evelyn to defy the conventions of the day and find a way to keep her family together with the odds stacked against them. Applying her remarkable resourcefulness and an uncommon wit, Evelyn finds her own way in the profitable jingle contests popular in the 1950s and '60s.

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