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The People (1972)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | Sci-Fi  -  22 January 1972 (USA)
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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 ... 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 ...
Thann
David Petch ...
Matt
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. Based on a series of novels by the late Zenna Henderson. Written by Molly Malloy <mailcall@ansel.intersource.com>

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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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Silly but haunting in a weird way.
18 March 1999 | by (Ann Arbor, Michigan) – See all my reviews

Okay, I admit, this is a pretty lame movie, and yet I still remember it and even bought the video several years ago for about $5. I made my boyfriend watch it with me and he laughed through the whole thing. I was offended! (Not really) The thing that always got me about this movie was the haunting quality of the people and their community. The music when the kids are floating in the glen, the pictures they draw of their home world. It just worked for me, but then I'm a sci-fi and fantasy nut, while my b/f is a business and computer guy!


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