The Incredible Journey of Doctor Meg Laurel

The Incredible Journey of Doctor Meg Laurel is a 1979 American made-for-television medical drama film directed by Guy Green, starring Lindsay Wagner and Jane Wyman (credited as Miss Jane Wyman) with a supporting cast including Andrew Duggan, Gary Lockwood, Brock Peters, John Reilly, Dorothy McGuire and James Woods. The film was originally broadcast on CBS on January 2, 1979.

The Incredible Journey of Doctor Meg Laurel
Written byMichael Berk
Joseph Fineman
Douglas Schwartz
Directed byGuy Green
StarringLindsay Wagner
Jane Wyman
Music byGerald Fried
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Executive producer(s)Ron Samuels
Producer(s)Paul B. Radin
Production location(s)Nevada City, California
CinematographyAl Francis
Editor(s)G. Pat Clark
Running time145 minutes
Production company(s)Columbia Pictures Television
Original networkCBS
Picture formatColor
Audio formatMono
Original releaseJanuary 2, 1979 (1979-01-02)


In 1932, Meg Laurel, a bold-spirited doctor who graduates Harvard Medical School, gives up the comfort and security of her husband, home, and her practice in Boston. Her mission is to return to her hometown in the Blue Ridge Mountains and help the Appalachian people using modern medical techniques she learned in the big city.

Meg's quest meets bitter opposition, however, by those unprepared to give up their antiquated ways for her miracle drugs. Administering medical aid to the residents of Eagle's Nest is a dramatic struggle, as Meg becomes the rival of Granny Arrowroot, a local medicine woman who is not pleased with Meg's arrival and does not trust the modern science. Tragedy nears when one man's refusal to accept Meg's methods of doctoring for his ailing daughter almost brings ruin to Meg's plans and the death of his child.


Home media

On March 4, 2011, The Incredible Journey of Doctor Meg Laurel was released on DVD in Region 1. This is a Manufacture-on-Demand (MOD) release, available exclusively in the US as part of the Sony Pictures Choice Collection in partnership with Warner Bros. online store.

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