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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
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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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ONE OF THE BEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME!
24 April 2004 | by (Huxley, Iowa) – See all my reviews

I never get tired of watching this very special movie.This movie is based on the story written by Paul Gallico.Paul Gallico was such a talented writer.First off, I have a real weakness for wildlife. I am crazy about geese and ducks.I cannot say enough about this movie,it is miraculous. First off, Richard Harris and Jenny Agutter were absolutely perfect for this story. Richard Harris portrayed the lighthouse keeper so brilliantly.I felt through the whole movie right through his character like I was actually there. Richard Harris was able to make you feel the character's love for the wildlife. Jenny Agutter was so fabulous as the young friend of the lighthouse keeper. Her portrayal was just breathtaking! I especially love the setting and the music in this film. The cinemaphotography is stunning.I always cry when I watch this movie.I could watch it everyday.I wish that the whole world could see this movie.I wish that this movie could be shown to youngsters in school.I would hope that it would teach reverence and compassion for the wildlife of our world.I highly recommend this to anyone. I have this movie.


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