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Love Is Never Silent (1985)

Margaret Ryder has always looked after her deaf parents, Janice and Abel. Long the only contact her folks have had with the speaking world, Margaret struggles with whether she should strike... See full summary »

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Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Margaret Ryder
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Mrs. Anglin
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Mr. Petrakis
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Janice Ryder
Ed Waterstreet ...
Abel Ryder
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William Anglin
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Bradley Ryder
Lou Fant ...
Reverend Maartens
Julianna Field ...
Barbara (as Julianna Fjeld)
Jeremy Christall ...
Marshall Anglin
Stephen E. Miller ...
Driver
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Funeral Director
Greg Hayes ...
Neil Switzer
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Mr. Frank
Ted Stidder ...
Doctor
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Margaret Ryder has always looked after her deaf parents, Janice and Abel. Long the only contact her folks have had with the speaking world, Margaret struggles with whether she should strike out on her own or not. When Margaret decides to make a change and ends up getting married, her parents interpret the move as a betrayal -- and Margaret is forced to figure out a way to bridge her old life with her new one. Written by Jwelch5742

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9 December 1985 (USA)  »

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Hallmark Hall of Fame: Love Is Never Silent (#35.1)  »

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Ed Waterstreet, Phyllis Frelich and Lou Fant are veteran actors from, and founding members of, the National Theater of the Deaf. See more »

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Edited into Hallmark Hall of Fame (1951) See more »

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Excellent Television Movie!
31 January 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Mare Winningham is really one of the great unsung American actresses of our generation. She is exceptionally talented whether she is playing the daughter of a deaf couple who must sign language to communicate with her parents. She is the their ears to the world and often must translate between her parents and the hearing world. One memorable scene is her at the funeral home translating for her parents and the undertaker as a child for her brother's unfortunate death. Winningham's performance is award-winning as is the mother played by deaf actress, Phyllis Frelich. Her character seeks to be independent and hopes that her parents can adjust to the hearing world.


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