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Mary Silliman's War (1994)

Mary Silliman's War is a unique, award-winning film on the American Revolution.

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Nancy Palk ...
Mary Silliman
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Selleck Silliman
Diane D'Aquila ...
Abby Nash
Paul Boretski ...
Captain Hawley
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Amelia
William Colgate ...
Isaac Bunnel
Tom McCamus ...
Rev. Elliot
Linda Busby ...
Esther Clover
Ellis Williams ...
Peter
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Judge Jones
James B. Douglas ...
Governor Trumbull
Michael Keating ...
Col. Moylan
Brian Babineau ...
Jemme Silliman
Calhoun Keating-Malay ...
Samuel Silliman
Simon Richards ...
Tom Nash
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Shot on location in Nova Scotia, the film relates the true story of a remarkable woman, whose husband, a patriot leader, was kidnapped from their home by a band of Tories -- Americans loyal to the King of England. Left to fend for herself and their children as she sought her husband's release, Mary Silliman's story presents the War for Independence in a way that is fresh and engaging to a modern audience. Mary Silliman's War was produced by Heritage Films, under the auspices of The Institute for Early American History in Colonial Williamsburg, VA. It is based on the biography by Richard and Joy Day Buel, The Way of Duty (Norton, 1984). Written by Anonymous

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A Good TV Movie
10 May 2002 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

Mary Silliman's War is far from a big budget TV movie with a lot of star power and glamorous sets and costumes. But it is still in fact a very good and accurate story. Mary's husband is taken by loyalists and Mary must take over their property. Along the way she receives help from Privateer Hawley, who helps her husband's return possible. Not overdone, but with some cheesy dialogue, I would recommend it to people looking for a more accurate Revolutionary War tale.


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