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Love Is Never Silent (1985)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama  |  9 December 1985 (USA)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Margaret Ryder
Mrs. Anglin
Mr. Petrakis
Phyllis Frelich ...
Janice Ryder
Ed Waterstreet ...
Abel Ryder
William Anglin
Bradley Ryder
Lou Fant ...
Reverend Maartens
Julianna Field ...
Barbara (as Julianna Fjeld)
Jeremy Christall ...
Marshall Anglin
Funeral Director
Greg Hayes ...
Neil Switzer
Mr. Frank
Ted Stidder ...


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 <>

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Release Date:

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 »


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

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very good
18 September 1999 | by (TX) – See all my reviews

I was watching the show that came on before this movie did. I didn't really pay much attention to the first few minutes, but I looked up and young Maggie was signing. I was excited since I am taking ASL in school. I was excited because I could understand most of what they were saying. It was not only good learning experience for me, but it was a beautifully made movie. Wonderful cast, director, and believable acting. I hope my teacher will show this in class! :)

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