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The People (1972)

A young woman is assigned to teach school in a secluded valley whose inhabitants appear stern, secretive and anti-pleasure. Following two children who disappear to play in the woods, she ... See full summary »

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Melodye Amerson
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Dr. Curtis
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Valancy Carmody
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Sol Diemus
Laurie Walters ...
Karen Diemus
Johanna Baer ...
Bethie
Chris Valentine ...
Clement Francher
Stephanie Valentine ...
Talitha
Jack Dahlgren ...
Kiah
Andrew Crichton ...
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Dorothy Drady ...
Dita
Mary Rose McMaster ...
Maras
Anne Walters ...
Obla
Tony Dario ...
Bram
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A young woman is assigned to teach school in a secluded valley whose inhabitants appear stern, secretive and anti-pleasure. Following two children who disappear to play in the woods, she finds that this is actually a community of extraterrestrials with mild paranormal powers who are attempting to repress and deny their heritage for fear of arousing prejudice and hatred in their human neighbors. Written by Molly Malloy <mailcall@ansel.intersource.com>

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22 January 1972 (USA)  »

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This movie marks the reunion between Kim Darby and William Shatner since they starred together in the Star Trek episode "Miri" in 1966. See more »

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Edited into The Best TV Shows That Never Were (2004) See more »

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A MOODY AND ATMOSPHERIC ACCOMPLISHMENT
15 May 2002 | by See all my reviews

This movie is nothing if not sincere. It takes you on a bit of an emotional journey. First you want the heroine to get out of there and give these goof balls up. Then as she understands them a little better-you do too. A totally unexpected response. One can see the slow transformation of these kids and you begin to like them and root for the teacher. I watched this movie for the first time yesterday and I liked this movie, though I had never even heard of it before. Miss Darby has that simple charm and shy beauty that is rare for any one in Hollywood.


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