The subject of grief is tellingly addressed in the spare drama, HORTON FOOTE'S ALONE, which touches viewers, thanks to that bastion of seamless acting, Hume Cronyn. If other aspects of ALONE don't approach Cronyn's level, the film deserves kudos for showing how the tapestry of an entire
family can unravel with the removal of a single member. The film, which was produced by Showtime, made its home video debut in 1998.
Widowed farmer John Webb (Hume Cronyn) has been depressed since the death of Bessie, his wife of 30 years. He musters the energy to keep his yearly harvest going without the help of daughters Jaclyn (Joanna Miles) and Grace Ann (Roxanne Hart), who h...