When the President and Speaker of the House are killed in a building collapse, and the Vice-President declines the office due to age and ill-health, Senate President pro tempore Douglas ... See full summary »
James Earl Jones,
An old Jewish shop owner Mr. Shaddick ('Peter Falk') suddenly finds himself responsible for a little black boy named Herman Washington ('Aaron Meek') trying to escape the chaos of Harlem as... See full summary »
When his girlfriend tells him that his men wouldn't follow him to a house of ill repute, Max, a general in the Mexican army decides to perform some great act of heroism. He takes his men ... See full summary »
A group of young people crash land on a deserted island that was a never used atomic bomb test site. With the world thinking that they were all killed, "The New People" set out to form a ... See full summary »
Presented without commercial interruptions, this "United Nations Special" was sponsored by the Xerox Corporation, the first of a series of Xerox specials promoting the UN. Director Joseph ... See full summary »
Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Eva Marie Saint,
The Faust legend retold (loosely) and applied to a mentally disturbed patient in a hospital run by a doctor of dubious sanity himself. The patient (Burton) offers the innocent orderly (... See full summary »
Dr. Anansa Linderby is kidnapped in a medical mission in Africa by a slave trader. From this moment, her husband will do anything to recover her and to punish the bad guys, but that will be not an easy task.
"A Storm in Summer" is one of those viewing experiences that leaves an imprint on one's heart and soul. Peter Ustinov did a masterful job, as did the young actor who played Herman Washington. Fabulous performances all around, bringing to life a memorable story.
Watching this movie 35 years ago had a profound effect on me personally. I became more "heart softened" and attuned to reaching out beyond myself, considering the "life stories" of those around me, more sensitive to the heartbreak that individual stories may hold beyond the facade of surface behavior.
The story was wonderfully produced and acted, based on a very moving and memorable story -- of hearts hardening and softening. I hope Hallmark makes it available in the 21st Century. Well worth the watch!
I share the sentiment of Ted, who wrote: "I sure wish the original was available to buy or rent -- I'd love to see this movie again." Any possibility of it being made available, friends at Hallmark?
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