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Love Is Never Silent (1985)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  9 December 1985 (USA)
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Margaret Ryder
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Mrs. Anglin
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Mr. Petrakis
Phyllis Frelich ...
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
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Greg Hayes ...
Neil Switzer
Frank C. Turner ...
Mr. Frank
Ted Stidder ...
Doctor
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A young woman struggles with her own need for independence and the obligation she feels for her deaf parents in this depression-era drama. A friend sees her turmoil and tells her she must find happiness on her own. However, the initial joy she finds in marriage starts to strain under the guilt she feels for deserting her parents and the bitterness they express towards her. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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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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