Midwives Solarmovie

Midwives (2001)

CrimeDramaTV Movie

It's a cold and stormy night, and in a house in rural Vermont, midwife Sibyl Danforth is, together with the father and an assistant, in the middle of a homebirth. As time passes, the woman in labor meets with difficulties and Sibyl concludes that it would be preferable for the woman to deliver her baby in the hospital. Though a dead telephone line and bad weather prevents Sibyl from going anywhere. Black ice and a persisten snowstorm makes transportation an impossibility. Early in the morning, the woman dies from what they believe to be a stroke and in all the chaos, Sibyl promptly decides to do a C-section to save the baby. The baby survives, but the mother is dead and tragedy is obvious. Yet, it's only going to get worse for Sibyl as her assistant is certain that the woman was still alive when Sibyl performed the C-section. Sibyl is charged with manslaughter, brought before the court and her life is and will forever be changed.

Midwives Solarmovie
Solarmovie Score: 5.5/10 from 2 votes
Release Date: 2001-04-02
Status: Released
Run time: 92 min / 1:32
Production Studio : Craig Anderson Productions, Columbia TriStar Television
Production Country: United States of America


Sissy Spacek
as Sibyl Danforth
Peter Coyote
as Stephen Hastings
Terry Kinney
as Rand Danforth
Alison Pill
as Constance 'Connie' Danforth
Peter Dvorsky
Paul Hecht
Cliff Saunders
as Asa Bedford
Elva Mai Hoover
as OB Gym Doctor
Piper Laurie
as Cheryl Visco
Lindsay Collins
as Wanda Purington
Murray Oliver
as Caleb Purington
Bruce McFee
as Tuttle
Danielle Bouffard
as Hannah Purington
Ezra Perlman
as Foogie
Jeremy Wright
as Marc
Susannah Hoffmann
as Charlotte Bedford


Directing Glenn Jordan Director
Writing Cynthia Saunders Teleplay
Production Glenn Jordan Producer
Sound Cameron Allan Original Music Composer
Camera Neil Roach Director of Photography
Editing David A. Simmons Editor
Production Robin D. Cook Casting
Art Anthony Greco Production Design
Art Sean Breaugh Art Direction
Sound Lisa A. Arpino Music Editor