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Susan Glaspell (play) (story)
Sally Heckel
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Release Date:
11 February 1987 (Denmark) See more »
A farm woman is accused of murdering her husband in early 1900's Midwest America. | Add synopsis »
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Nominated for Oscar. See more »
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  (in credits order)
Diane de Lorian ... Mrs. Hale
Dorothy Lancaster ... Mrs. Peters
Sheila Hinchliffe ... Minnie Burke

Mark Margolis ... Mr. Hale
Richard Schlossbach ... Harry

Peter McRobbie ... County Attorney
Hank Giles ... Mr. Peters

Directed by
Sally Heckel 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Susan Glaspell  play (story)
Sally Heckel 

Produced by
Dorothy Scherl .... assistant producer
Cinematography by
Janet Meyers 
Film Editing by
Sally Heckel 
Production Design by
Jeanne McDonnell 
Costume Design by
Louise Martinez 
Art Department
Dorothy Bell .... props
Barbara Durrin .... props
Molly Levin .... props
Carlton Mandenhall .... props
Jeanne McDonnell-Stallman .... set artist
Joyce Singer .... props
Ken Watrous .... props
Sound Department
Lee Dichter .... sound mixer
Jane Landis .... sound
Josh Waletzky .... sound editor
Camera and Electrical Department
Joan Franklin .... assistant
Editorial Department
Rhetta Barron .... assistant editor
Margie Crimmins .... assistant editor
Bette Fried .... assistant editor
Peri Muldofsky .... assistant editor
Location Management
Bette Fried .... location manager
John Hofmann .... location owner
Music Department
David Byrkit .... choir director
Blanche & Jack Brody .... special thanks
Mark Brody .... special thanks
Jerry Cohen .... special thanks
Bill Daughton .... special thanks
Ellen Garvey .... special thanks
Ellie Hamerow .... special thanks
Anna Hangst .... special thanks
Ethel & Susan Heckel .... special thanks
Will & Helen Jones .... special thanks
James Khlevner .... special thanks
M Knoke .... special thanks
Bob Lechterman .... special thanks
Sylvia Mandel .... special thanks
Charlie Matulis .... special thanks
Lowry Miller .... special thanks
Joelle Morrison .... special thanks
Earl Stevens .... special thanks
Judy Thibeau .... special thanks
Burliegh Wartese .... special thanks
Teddy & Clara Wolfard .... special thanks

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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Extremely Powerful Short Film, 17 May 2003
Author: Jan Lisa Huttner from Brooklyn, NY

This is an extremely powerful, Oscar-nominated, short film (30 minutes long) which works beautifully on a variety of levels. On the surface, it tells a fairly simple story about rural life at the start of the 20th century, but look deeper & it becomes a metaphor about the difference between male & female communication styles. At its deepest level, intended by both the author of the short story & the filmmaker, it becomes a feminist statement about the importance of including women as full participants in public life (in the arts as well as in politics).

Note the title: the film is set in a world in which women can not participate on juries, they can't even vote (yet). So the title itself is a clue to the multiple layers intended.

The filmmaker does an excellent job of visualizing the story but it does require patience -- you have to look carefully at the clues set before you in order to draw your own conclusions. This film will not simply tell you what to think about right & wrong.

Excellent for use in a book club or film club where you can watch together & then discuss. Only the stone-hearted will be ready to leave the room when the credits roll.

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