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Trilogy (1969)

"Miriam": Miss Miller has spent her life as a governess for children in some of the most fashionable homes in New York. She is shocked one day to learn that one of her "babies" is expecting... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
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Donnie Melvin ...
Buddy (segment "A Christmas Memory")
Lavinia Cassels ...
Aunts (segment "A Christmas Memory")
Christine Marler ...
Aunts (segment "A Christmas Memory")
Josip Elic ...
HaHa (segment "A Christmas Memory")
Lynn Forman ...
Woman in Car (segment "A Christmas Memory")
Win Forman ...
Storekeeper (segment "A Christmas Memory")
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Beverly Ballard ...
Nina (segment "Miriam")
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Ivor Belli (segment "Among the Paths to Eden")
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Narrated by (segment "A Christmas Memory") (voice) (as Mr. Capote)
Jane Connell ...
Mrs. Connolly (segment "Miriam")
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Miriam (segment "Miriam")
Phyllis Eldridge ...
Woman in Automat (segment "Miriam")
Niki Flacks ...
Clerk in Shop
Carol Gustafson ...
Miss Lake (segment "Miriam")
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"Miriam": Miss Miller has spent her life as a governess for children in some of the most fashionable homes in New York. She is shocked one day to learn that one of her "babies" is expecting a baby of her own and rejects Miss Miller's offer to be the nurse for the forthcoming child. That night, Miss Miller meets Miriam, a strange young girl who resembles Miss Miller when she was a child. Miriam, critical of everything Miss Miller has or does, constantly taunts her about a loveless existence, leading to a violent confrontation and chilling denouement. "Among The Paths To Eden": Mary O'Meaghan, a spinster, strikes up a conversation in a Queens, New York cemetery with a widower who is putting flowers on his deceased wife's grave. After establishing a modest rapport, Mary reveals to the bemused man that she had come to the graveyard specifically looking for a lonely widower, inasmuch as a friend of hers had found two husbands in a cemetery. "A Christmas Memory": As Christmastime approaches... Written by Richard <ccbaxter@webtv.net>

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Drama | Romance

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Truman Capote's Trilogy  »

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A compilation of three short films produced for ABC Television: Truman Capote's A Christmas Memory (original airdate December, 1966), Among the Paths to Eden (original airdate December, 1967), and Miriam (original airdate April, 1970). See more »

Goofs

Although set during the Depression, a Dr Pepper sign is painted across the front of a general store. The product was spelled Dr. Pepper (with a period) until the 1950's redesign. See more »

Quotes

Narrator: Who are our cakes for? Friends. Not necessarily neighbor friends: indeed, the larger share are intended for persons we've met maybe once, perhaps not at all. People who've struck our fancy. Like President Roosevelt. Like the Reverend and Mrs. J.C. Lucey, Baptist missionaries to Borneo who lectured here last winter. Or the little knife grinder who comes through town twice a year. Or Abner Packer, the driver of the six o'clock bus from Mobile, who exchanges waves with us every day as he passes in...
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Edited from ABC Stage 67: A Christmas Memory (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

For My Sake
Music by Meyer Kupferman
Lyrics by Eleanor Perry
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An outstanding holiday story of the heart
5 July 2002 | by (Des Moines) – See all my reviews

There is little I can add to the already wonderful comments, except to point out to individuals that there is another Geraldine Page portrayal of "Sook". The little known Thanksgiving Visitor, lies forgotten in ABC's film vault. This film, producted in 1967, was just as carefully produced & narrated by Truman Capote, as the previous year's "A Christmas Memory"(1966). I certainly wish public awareness & demand could convince ABC to commit both of these to DVD/Video.What great holiday viewing fare would both of these be!!


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