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The Awakening Land (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 333 min.
Story: Frontierswoman Sayward Luckett's struggles in Ohio during the late 18th-century and early 19th-century.
Plot: pioneer, american history, frontier
Time: 19th century
Place: ohio

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The Manions of America (1981)
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Scarlet and Black (1993)
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Duration: 238 min.
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Body & Soul (2002)
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Desperate Romantics (2009)
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Iron Road (2009)
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Story: A poor but feisty Chinese woman, disguised as a boy, joins the railroad crew in the Rocky Mountains to search for her long-lost father, and falls in love with the son of the railroad tycoon.
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Beulah Land (1980)
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The Dwelling Place (1994)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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