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The Snow Goose (1971)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama  |  15 November 1971 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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

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How sad that this film cannot be seen again
19 November 2004 | by (Fresno, California) – See all my reviews

This 1971 Hallmark Hall of Fame television production was a priceless gift to those viewers lucky enough to have seen it. The program was run at least twice in the '70s but is now "lost" to the public --- no VHS, no DVD. What a shame. The values that Gallico's story presents are timeless, and Richard Harris and Jenny Agutter were never better. And wrenching? I remember well a room full of adults, men and women alike, sobbing at the conclusion of the program. Folks, THAT"S what a great film is all about.

Other Hallmark productions can be seen on VHS or DVD, but not "The Snow Goose." If only Hallmark would "care enough to send the very best" back to us.


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