The Locket (2002 film)

For the 1946 film starring Laraine Day, see The Locket. For the Farscape episode, see The Locket (Farscape episode).
The Locket
Directed by Karen Arthur
Produced by Brent Shields
Richard Welsh
Gordon Wolf
Written by Richard Paul Evans
Ron Paley
Starring Vanessa Redgrave
Chad Willett
Marguerite Moreau
Music by Bruce Broughton
Cinematography Tom Neuwirth
Edited by Sabrina Plisco
Distributed by CBS
Release dates
December 8, 2002
Running time
100 min
Country United States
Language English

The Locket is a 2002 Hallmark Hall of Fame psychological drama film starring Vanessa Redgrave. The film is a screen adaptation of Richard Paul Evans' novel of the same name, adapted by Karen Arthur, and premiered on December 8, 2002 on CBS Television.


Esther (Redgrave) is a disillusioned and bitter nursing home resident who shares much with her attendant, Michael (Willett), in terms of personal sacrifices that they have both made. Esther also hides a dark secret. Michael has spent the last several years of his life looking after his cancer-stricken late mother and now faces rejection from his fiancee's father. Michael makes it his mission to improve the last years of Esther's life.

Aided with a locket with her lost love's photograph, Michael searches for the elusive love of Esther's life. But ironically it is Esther that does the greatest favours for Michael. She vouches for him when he's accused of a murder in the nursing home, and helps put him back in contact with his fiancee and estranged father. Just before dying, Esther gives Michael the ring from her past love, hoping he will give it to his fiancee.[1]



CAMIE Awards

Hollywood Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist Guild Awards


  1. Family Drama - The Locket All Movie Guide. Retrieved on August 31, 2010
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