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Love Is Never Silent (1985)

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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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
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Greg Hayes ...
Neil Switzer
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Mr. Frank
Ted Stidder ...
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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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Love is never silent
16 August 2005 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

I saw this film in the late eighties and it made me cry. Both my parents were deaf so I saw many things that reminded me of my own life.I wasn't unhappy but I had to make some decisions that my parents didn't understand and some of them weren't understood by the hearing people. The scene with the undertaker who tries to sell a very expensive coffin made me angry. The question of the father when he asks his daughter to describe what sound the sun makes.

She signs that the sun doesn't make any sound and he answers: But they say that the sunbeam falls on the street. So it has to make a sound. Those things made me sad. But still I think it's the best movie I've ever seen. I hope to see it once again and I'm sure that my emotions will be the same as 18 years ago.And who doesn't want to have a friend like Mr. Petrakis. What a wonderful man he was. So friendly, so patient, so very wise. A very, very, moving and beautiful movie.


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