At the beginning of the Second World War, in an Essex fishing village, Fritha, a young orphan, finds a snow goose wounded by shotgun. At the same time, she gets to know Philip Rhayadar, a ... See full summary »

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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Philip Rhayadar
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Fritha
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Recruiting Officer
Freda Bamford ...
Postmistress
Noel Johnson ...
Naval Captain
William Marlowe ...
Soldier
Ludmilla Nova ...
Jane
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Garrie
Alvar Liddell ...
Newsreader (as Alvar Lidell)
Declan Mulholland
Keith Smith
Julian Somers ...
Jim
Gary Watson ...
Narrator (voice)
Jack Woolgar ...
Pinnace Captain
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At the beginning of the Second World War, in an Essex fishing village, Fritha, a young orphan, finds a snow goose wounded by shotgun. At the same time, she gets to know Philip Rhayadar, a hunched back artist who lives a solitary life in an abandoned lighthouse in the marshlands. With his help Fritha manages to nurse the bird back to flight. A fairy tale into which tragedy smuggles the day Philip decides to come to the rescue of British soldiers caught in the trap of the Dunkirk battle... Written by Guy Bellinger

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15 November 1971 (USA)  »

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Hallmark Hall of Fame: The Snow Goose (#21.1)  »

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Written by Paul Gallico who also wrote The Poseidon Adventure and my favourite book - The man who was magic See more »

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Edited into Hallmark Hall of Fame (1951) See more »

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An exceptional production mysteriously withheld from the public by Paul Gallico.
25 November 2002 | by (Phoenix, Arizona) – See all my reviews

Those of us who were fortunate to have seen this made-for-television production from the Hallmark Hall of Fame have never forgotten it and continue to hope that someone, somehow will find a way to make it available on DVD or video. My understanding is that Mr. Gallico specified in his Will that it was not to be made commercially available, but why he would do such a thing is beyond me! He wrote both the book and the screenplay and the final product was an exquisite use of the medium. Richard Harris has never given a better performance in his career, indeed, all the fuss about his appearance in the Harry Potter movies only reminds me that this wonderful performance is virtually unknown to most people. It is not an exaggeration to say that you cannot watch this film and come away unmoved.


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