Based on the novel by Belva Plain, covering a time span from 1909 to 1959. The story begins in New York's Lower East Side with the arrival of Polish-Jewish immigrant Anna (Lesley Ann Warren... See full summary »
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1985  
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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 Anna Friedman (3 episodes, 1985)
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 Joseph Friedman (3 episodes, 1985)
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 Paul Lerner (3 episodes, 1985)
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 Mrs. Bradford (3 episodes, 1985)
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 Matthew Malone (3 episodes, 1985)
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 John Bradford (3 episodes, 1985)
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 Ruth (3 episodes, 1985)
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 Mary Malone (3 episodes, 1985)
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 Iris Friedman (2 episodes, 1985)
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 Chris Bradford (2 episodes, 1985)
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 Celeste (2 episodes, 1985)
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 Marion (2 episodes, 1985)
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 Dr. Theo Stoller (2 episodes, 1985)
Sarah Rose ...
 Young Iris (2 episodes, 1985)
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 Dorothy (2 episodes, 1985)
Benjamin Bernouy ...
 Young Eric (ages 9 to 13) (2 episodes, 1985)
Marnie Walsh ...
 Ellen (2 episodes, 1985)
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Based on the novel by Belva Plain, covering a time span from 1909 to 1959. The story begins in New York's Lower East Side with the arrival of Polish-Jewish immigrant Anna (Lesley Ann Warren). At first employed as a humble seamstress, Anna is whisked into a whole new world when she becomes the wife of the enterprising Joseph Friedman (Armand Assante), who eventually becomes a wealthy Westchester contractor. Even so, Anna's heart belongs to Paul Lerner (Ian McShane), the son of the prosperous Fifth Avenue family which employs her relatives. In 1918, Anna gives birth to Paul's daughter, allowing Joseph to believe that he is the father. The secret surrounding Anna's child will lead to a daunting and frequently heartbreaking chain of events, culminating decades later in the newly formed state of Israel, where Anna's grandson Eric hopes to "find himself" -- and ends up finding more than he bargained for. Written by Douglas Gordon

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Drama | Family | Romance

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24 February 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hojas perennes  »

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1.33 : 1
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Appreciation of a great film production

This film is a classic, and hard to obtain. I would recommend viewing to anyone who likes good movies. I hope that it will soon become available for viewing once again. The characters are wonderful, the story line is one that makes you appreciate the writer. All the actors are marvelous in their roles. This movie is a treasure.


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