An aging artist who lives a solitary life as a lighthouse keeper in an Essex fishing village assists a young orphan girl in caring for a wounded snow goose.

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In pre-World War II England, an injured snow goose brings together an emotionally and physically scarred man and a young woman.

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Philip Rhayadar
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Fritha
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Jane
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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 "The Man who was Magic". See more »

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One of the most impressive Films ever made
22 July 2003 | by (Effretikon, Switzerland) – See all my reviews



It was in June 1972 when this movie was shown on German TV entitled as: Schneegans! I just found out who was the writer of the movie minutes ago after 30 years! I had absolutely no idea who made the movie and in which country it was produced. My god the picture had such a great impact on my little soul, I was just 4 years old, and was watching it with my mother, that until now this movie is the most important in my life! Not only did my mother mention it in her diary, as we both were crying and I just could not recover after the movie, so exciting was this picture, but now I found out, that Rhayader was played by Richard Harris, one of my most favourite actors! This Picture is so full of true love, mystery and devotion, it makes a human being very sensitive for the relationship of humans and animals, that I recommend this picture to all teachers as a lesson on this terms.If a BBC Official is reading this, please reconsider the Will of Gallico and try to obtain the rights for a reissue on DVD (with the Screenplay as a Bonus!) As this movie was not repeated in our Country either (to my knowledge!) since it first aired and after reading all this similar entries I m sure he would reconsider it himself.


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