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Love Is Never Silent (1985)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama  |  9 December 1985 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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Driver
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Funeral Director
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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magnificent
30 August 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie when it first debuted and I have never forgotten the vivid performances and how I cried. I was watching at someone else's house and couldn't hold back the tears. We kept saying "Emmys all around" at each commercial break!

Mare Winningham is a phenomenal actress. The writing was superb. The scene with her mother, beautifully played by Phyllis Frelich, when her mother calls her selfish is one of the best scenes, bar NONE, that I have ever seen in my life. I cry just thinking about it.

If you have an opportunity to see this film, don't miss it. You won't be sorry.


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