Malachi's Cove (1973)

Genres - Children's/Family, Drama  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - Canada, UK  |  
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Donald Pleasence is the sole "name" actor in the pleasant children's film Malachi's Cove. The actual star is Veronica Quilligan, playing Mally, a 14-year-old Cornish girl compelled to fend for herself. With a handful of young friends, she sets up a thriving business selling seaweed for farm fertilization purposes. If you burrow around in your library, you may find the Anthony Trollope story upon which this easygoing period drama was based. Malachi's Cove was also released as The Seaweed Children.

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home, orphan, poverty, against-all-odds, grandfather, grief, survivor, teenagers