The Shell Seekers (1989) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Shell Seekers (1989)





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The made-for-TV The Shell Seekers was based on the best-selling novel by Rosamunde Pincher. Heading the cast is Angela Lansbury as Penelope Keeling, a reclusive British matron of comfortable means who suffers a near-fatal heart attack. While recovering, Penelope determines that her attack was a sign of sorts, urging her to get her life in order. As she prepares to break down the barriers she has built between herself and her three children, Penelope muses on her experiences during World War II, a time in which she solidified her outlook on life. Filmed in England and Spain, The Shell Seekers was the 162nd Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation; it debuted on December 3, 1989.


Angela Lansbury
as Penelope Keeling
William Hope
as Young Richard
Sophie Ward
as Antonia
Andrew Keir
as Lawrence
David Simeon
as Mr. Plackett
John Rowe
as George
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Critic Reviews for The Shell Seekers

All Critics (1)

This engaging drama presents some thought-provoking approaches to life review, mothering, the art of happiness, and the redemptive power of love.

February 26, 2002 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Shell Seekers


Lovely performance by Angela Lansbury as a woman looking to reconnect with something she has lost in her past. Beautiful scenery.

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