The Incredible Journey of Doctor Meg Laurel

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The Incredible Journey of Doctor Meg Laurel
Poster of the movie The Incredible Journey of Doctor Meg Laurel.jpg
Genre Adventure
Written by Michael Berk
Joseph Fineman
Douglas Schwartz
Directed by Guy Green
Starring Lindsay Wagner
Jane Wyman
Music by Gerald Fried
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Executive producer(s) Ron Samuels
Producer(s) Paul B. Radin
Cinematography Al Francis
Editor(s) G. Pat Clark
Running time 145 minutes
Production company(s) Columbia Pictures Television
Distributor CBS
Original network CBS
Original release January 2, 1979 (1979-01-02)

The Incredible Journey of Doctor Meg Laurel is a 1979 American made-for-television medical drama film directed by Guy Green, starring Lindsay Wagner and Jane Wyman (credited as Miss Jane Wyman) with a supporting cast including Andrew Duggan, Gary Lockwood, Brock Peters, John Reilly, Dorothy McGuire and James Woods. The film was originally broadcast on CBS on January 2, 1979.


Set in 1932, Meg Laurel (Lindsay Wagner), a bold-spirited doctor who graduates Harvard Medical School, gives up the comfort and security of her husband, home and practice in Boston. Her mission is to return to her hometown in the Blue Ridge Mountains and help the Appalachian people after she has learned modern medical techniques in the big city.

Meg's quest meets bitter opposition, however, by those unprepared to give up their antiquated ways for her miracle drugs. Administering medical aid to the residents of Eagle's Nest is a dramatic struggle as Meg becomes the rival of Granny Arrowroot (Jane Wyman), a local medicine woman who is not pleased with Meg's arrival and does not trust the modern science. Tragedy nears when one man's refusal to accept Meg's methods of doctoring for his ailing daughter almost brings ruin to Meg's plans and the death of his child.


DVD release[edit]

On March 4, 2011, The Incredible Journey of Doctor Meg Laurel was released on DVD in Region 1. This is a Manufacture-on-Demand (MOD) release, available exclusively in the US as part of the Sony Pictures Choice Collection in partnership with Warner Bros. online store.

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