The Lost Valentine ~ Hallmark Hall of Fame


The Lost Valentine
Hallmark Hall of Fame

Network: CBS

Original Air Date: January 30, 2011


Jennifer Love Hewitt ... Susan Allison, a TV reporter
Betty White ... Caroline Thomas
Meghann Fahy ... young Caroline
Billy Magnussen ... Neil Thomas
Sean Faris ... Lucas
Gil Gerard ... Neil Jr
Nadia Dajani ... Julie Oliver
Robert Pralgo ... David Oliver
Lori Beth Edgeman ... Jenny
Mike Pniewski ... Craig
Will Chase ... Andrew Hawthorne
Wilbur Fitzgerald ... Conductor
Keith Allen Hayes ... Orderly
Michael L. Covington ... Office Worker
Steve Warren ... Conductor
Shannon Guess ... Sue
Ron Clinton Smith ... Western Union Man
Kelso Harvin ... Senators Aide
Eddie Rattanasouk ... Orderly
Errol Suleyman ... Train commuter
Larry Mainland ... Train Conductor
Russell Babb ... Guerilla Soldier
Neill Calabro ... Alex the mover
Barry Hopkins ... Disabled Man
Susan Hope Lee ... Train Commuter
Justin Geer ... Jeff Billings
Mitch Grant ... Officer Harris
Alexis Camins ... Young Morang


The Lost Valentine, based on the novel by James Michael Pratt, stars Jennifer Love Hewitt as a reporter who profiles a woman (played by Betty White) whose husband was declared missing in action during World War II.

News reporter Susan Allison is looking for the perfect story about true love, though she doubts where such a thing really exists. Neil Thomas, Jr. wants the world to know about his parents’ bittersweet love story: On February 14, 1944, Caroline Thomas said good-bye to her beloved husband, a Navy pilot sent to the Pacific. For fifty years, she waited for him—until a miracle happened, and she received his lost valentine… In the present day, when Susan and Neil meet, can the story of Neil’s parents bring them together in a love as powerful as she dreams of and he remembers?

Movie Review:

A beautiful touching reminder of how precious love is!

THANK YOU to all of our Service Men and Women - past and present. GOD Bless You!

The World War II generation is a lovely setting for the love story of Neil and Caroline. As he is leaving with the Navy on a train - Caroline rushes to find him - and hands him a red envelope. Inside he finds a sweet Red Valentine shaped as a heart... written on it is a message telling him to keep it close to his heart and bring it home to her.

Betty White portrays Caroline, as an older woman now - recalling her love story to Susan, (Jennifer Love Hewitt) a TV Reporter. Neil was reported as Missing in Action those many years ago- and since that time, Caroline has returned every year on Valentine's Day at the train station to wait for him.

While Susan is following Caroline and Neil's love story - she is realizing herself, the meaning of true love. Her boyfriend, the nature photographer, has just proposed, and taken off again on another excursion halfway around the world.  He often places his own needs and pleasures ahead of hers. Lucas, Caroline's grandson, is altogether different - as a physical therapist, he is always helping others... as well, as being there for his grandmother. Susan instantly finds herself drawn to him... and he to her.

It's a beautiful story of lasting love til the very end.

Tissues absolutely needed!

See or Skip:

See, a timeless love story!

*There is nothing offensive in this, except there is one scene near the end I will caution for children, depicting war violence. This probably would not be entertaining for most younger viewers, anyway. This movie is more suited for maturer young people - and could be used as a great historical lesson. I know many adults enjoyed this movie - whether they are looking back at their own, their parents, or their grandparents generation!


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