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Silence of the North (1981)

PG | | Drama | 23 October 1981 (USA)
Based on the biography of Olive Fredrickson, It tells of her life as a girl, then a trapper's wife and later a widow with three small children surviving under rugged pioneer conditions in ... See full summary »

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Olive Frederickson
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Walter Reamer
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John Frederickson
Jennifer McKinney ...
Little Olive Reamer
Donna Dobrijevic ...
Vala Reamer
Jeff Banks ...
Lewis Reamer
Colin Fox ...
Arthur Herriot
David Fox ...
Lea Goodwin
Richard W. Farrell ...
John Goodwin
Larry Reynolds ...
Auctioneer
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Young Man
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Trapper
Janet Amos
Albert Angus
Ken Babb
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Based on the biography of Olive Fredrickson, It tells of her life as a girl, then a trapper's wife and later a widow with three small children surviving under rugged pioneer conditions in northern Alberta Canada from the early 1900's through to the Depression. Written by markyoloup

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One woman's true story of love and courage can give all people hope

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23 October 1981 (USA)  »

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Armoton erämaa  »

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CAD 8,400,000 (estimated)
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The film was originally going to be called "Comes a time" which is the name of the movie's main theme song but right at the end of the pre-release / post-production period the film's source book title "Silence of the North" was retained. See more »

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Comes A Time
Written by Neil Young
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A treasured memory.
13 February 2003 | by (Vernon, B.C.) – See all my reviews

After attending the Premier of Silence of the North, at the Town Theatre, in Vernon, B.C. July 1981, (with Olive & John Fredrickson, and the Cast & Crew,) I am still in awe of the beauty of Olives' story and the excellent production by Universal Studio and the Cast. After all these years, I found myself in tears, while watching Silence of the North, on TV last night. Olives' heart warming true life story, is a timeless recollection of the life of a truly, remarkable woman and her family. We all miss our dear friends, Olive & John Fredrickson, so very much. This movie lets us visit with them one more time and brings back so many treasured memories.Vi ses senare, Olive & John...........


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