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21 September 1990 (UK) See more »
Story about a WWII wife & mother who joins a local dance band to provide for family while husband at war... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Michael Ontkean ... Teddy Cooper
Rebecca Jenkins ... Daisy Cooper

Chad Krowchuk ... Richard Cooper (5 yrs.)
Jyoti Dhembre ... Iyah (Nanny)
Sumant Mastaher ... Jalal (Head Bearer)

Tom Alter ... Gilbert Wilson

Mohan Agashe ... Rug Merchant (as Dr. Mohanagashe)

Susan Wooldridge ... Lady Wilson

Vincent Gale ... Will Wright
Leslie Yeo ... Arthur Wright
Ron Carothers ... Porter

Kate Reid ... Mary Wright
Robyn Stevan ... Frances Cooper

Sheila Moore ... Doreen Cooper
Luke Reilly ... Max Gramley

Wayne Robson ... Pete
Susan Sneath ... Joyce Kuchera

Stuart Margolin ... Slim Godfrey
Francis Damberger ... Ivan
Kaye Grieve ... Drunk Woman
Leon Pownall ... Bernie Blitzer
Kirk Duffee ... Richard Cooper (9 yrs.)
Aaron Goettel ... Billy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Margaret Bard ... Woman in Ladies Room
Laurie Bardsley ... Clarinet Player
Hamish Boyd ... Returning P.O.W.

Timothy E. Brummund ... Principal Dancer
Ross Campbell ... Saxophone Player
Jennifer Darlene Connors-Hollett ... Emma Cooper (1 year) (as Jennifer Connors)

Beverley Elliott ... Rosie (as Beverly Elliott)
Blayne Fowler ... Harvard Pilot
Gary Koliger ... Guitar Player
Aline Levasseur ... Emma Cooper
Frank Manfredi ... Brad
Murray McCune ... Returning P.O.W.

John Pyper-Ferguson ... Duncan (as John Ferguson)
Warren Sulatycky
John Walters ... Happy Dancing Man
Harry S. Truman ... Himself (speech on atomic bomb) (voice) (uncredited) (archive footage)

Directed by
Anne Wheeler 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Anne Wheeler  writer

Produced by
Tony Allard .... executive producer
Arvi Liimatainen .... producer
Anne Wheeler .... producer
Original Music by
George Blondheim 
Cinematography by
Vic Sarin 
Film Editing by
Christopher Tate 
Casting by
Gail Carr 
Bette Chadwick 
Production Design by
John Blackie 
Art Direction by
Scott Dobbie 
Set Decoration by
Barry Kemp 
Costume Design by
Maureen Hiscox 
Makeup Department
Rosemarie Diekmann .... hair stylist
Stan Edmonds .... makeup artist
Rose Rimmer .... assistant hair stylist
Production Management
Tom Cox .... production manager
Yeti Jindal .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Patrice Leung .... first assistant director
Mark Wood .... third assistant director
Art Department
Laurie Dobbie .... set buyer
Nick Richardson .... painter
Bill Merrett .... buyer (uncredited)
Sound Department
Garrell Clark .... sound mixer
Paul Massey .... re-recording mixer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Carla Hetland .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Eric Hill .... second assistant editor
Location Management
Murray Ord .... location manager
Music Department
Paul Shubat .... scoring mixer
Transportation Department
Coleman Robinson .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Penny Hynam .... continuity
Penny Hynam .... script supervisor
Krista Johnston .... research
Karen Redford .... production coordinator
Bruce Toy .... chef
Lonnie Ramati .... production business affairs (uncredited)

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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Superbly poignant, heartwrenching!, 27 November 1998
Author: Ron Tanguay ( from Vancouver, Canada

Possibly the best Canadian film ever shot! This warm, real look at WW2 life abroad and on the home front is a visual and an emotional tour de force.

The tensions on the home front (husband missing in action; wife living with in-laws) and the inner conflicts gripping a woman determined to be loyal yet needing an identity of her own have rarely been more skilfully portrayed.

A must for collectors -- if it could only be made available as DVD or Laserdisk!!!

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