Rose Hill (film)

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Rose Hill
Rose Hill (film).jpg
Directed by Christopher Cain
Produced by Andrew Gottlieb
Brent Shields
Richard Welsh
Written by Julie Garwood (novel)
Earl W. Wallace (teleplay)
Starring Jennifer Garner
Jeffrey D. Sams
Justin Chambers
Vera Farmiga
Zak Orth
Music by Steve Dorff
Cinematography Willy Kurant
Edited by Sabrina Plisco
Distributed by CBS
Hallmark Home Entertainment
Release dates
  • April 20, 1997 (1997-04-20) (USA)
Running time 99 mins
Language English

Rose Hill is a 1997 Hallmark Hall of Fame film starring Jennifer Garner based on Julie Garwood's novel For the Roses.


Four Boston street urchins adopt a young infant that they discovered in a wagon when they made their escape from the police. They named the baby girl Mary Rose. As they grow up together, the five eventually settle in Blue Belle, Montana. In Blue Belle, Mary Rose and her four brothers (Adam, Cole, Douglas, and Travis) have a free-range cattle farm by the name of Rose Hill near a lake. There, Mary Rose grows up and longs to find her real family, as well as learn about her true identity.


Differences from novels[edit]

  • Adam marries
  • Cole is killed
  • Douglas and Travis leave the ranch in search of their independent fortunes
  • There is no correspondence between the siblings and Mary Rose
  • Harrison is Mary Rose's brother
  • Mary Rose's father lives in New York



  • 1998 – Golden Reel Award for Best Sound Editing
  • 1998 – Young Artist Award for Best Performance – Young Ensemble (Zegers, Klein, Slater, Jackson)
  • 1998 – Young Artist Award for Best Performance – Young Actress Age 10 or Under (Chase)

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