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Kevin James Dobson
This mini series covers 60 years in the lives of the Cleary family, brought from New Zealand to Australia to run their aunt Mary Carson's ranch. The story centers on their daughter, Meggie, and her love for the family's priest, Father Ralph de Bricassart. Meggie tries to forget Ralph by marrying dashing stockman Luke O'Neill, but she and Ralph are soon reunited, with tragic consequences for them both. Written by
Eric Sorensen <Eric_Sorensen@fc.mcps.k12.md.us>
According to Rachel Ward, the water that Ralph and Meggie were swimming in on Matlock Island was ice cold. See more »
When Mary Carson is discovered dead, you can see Barbara Stanwyck's chest moving as she continues to breathe. See more »
The day that I first saw you at the Gilly station, you smiled at me, then you said my name. Then you touched me.
[She kisses him]
And since that day, I have somehow known, though I never saw you again, that my last thought this side of the grave would be of you.
And there's nothing I can do to change it. Do you know how terrifying it is, that power you have over me?
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Definitely among the best mini-series ever; worth watching, if only to catch outstanding performances by Barbara Stanwyck and Christopher Plummer.
Very well done; highly watchable. Richard Chamberlain and Rachel Ward are okay as the tortured lovers, but the acting kudos go to Barbara Stanwyck and Christopher Plummer. Stanwyck won an emmy for her role and Plummer was nominated for his. (He should have won.) Ms. Stanwyck's final scene is wrenching--the emotion came straight out of her guts and no matter how many times I see it, it chokes me up. She was one of the greats and it shows in this performance. Christopher Plummer's portrayal of "Vittorio," Ralph's friend and mentor in the church, is delightful and oh, so perceptive. He sees right through Ralph and we see what he knows in his eyes--subtle and convincing; a good role for Plummer. Numerous plot lines, interesting locations, adventure, romance, tragedy, strong cast, great music, thought-provoking theme, engaging script--I recommend it!
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