Butterbox Babies | 1995

Drama, Adaptation
Based on the true story of Lila and William Young, who built the Ideal Maternity Home in Nova Scotia for unwed mothers during World War II. Poor birthing conditions led to a high number of infant deaths. The dead babies ...more

Cast

... Lila Young

Actor (1995-1996)

... William Young

Actor (1995-1996)

... Russell Cameron

Actor (1995-1996)

... Clayton Oliver

Actor (1995-1996)

... Iris

Actor (1995-1996)

... Nurse Ann O'Dwyer

Actor (1995-1996)

... Senator Danver

Actor (1995-1996)

... Mrs Chadway

Actor (1995-1996)

... Dorothy/Daisy

Actor (1995-1996)

... Frederick Coolen

Actor (1995-1996)

... Eva/Rose

Actor (1995-1996)

... Walter Lang

Actor (1995-1996)

Company

Production Company

Production Company

Production Company

Synopsis

Based on the true story of Lila and William Young, who built the Ideal Maternity Home in Nova Scotia for unwed mothers during World War II. Poor birthing conditions led to a high number of infant deaths. The dead babies were buried in nearby fields in small wooden butterboxes from a local creamery. The Youngs eventually entered into shady dealings with a New York lawyer who offers to arrange high-priced American adoptions.

Writers

Screenplay (1995-1996)

Story Editor (1995-1996)

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