Picks and Pans Review: Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All
updated 05/02/1994 AT 01:00 AM EDT
•originally published 05/02/1994 AT 01:00 AM EDT
On the threshold of her 100th birthday (phone Willard!), august Lucy Marsden sits swamped with memories in a retirement home in the South. She earns the distinction of the title by virtue of having married, at the tender age of 15, a Civil War veteran (a bushy-bearded Donald sutherland) older than her parents—a man who eventually becomes a living monument. Her husband, who is a little addled with ghosts from the past himself, fathers six children with her. Diane Lane plays Lucy the younger; Anne Bancroft plays Lucy the elder.