American Playhouse (1981– )

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Robert Minkoff ...
 Bit / ... (5 episodes, 1982-1984)
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 Emily Dickenson / ... (4 episodes, 1982-1984)
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 Fanny Church / ... (4 episodes, 1983-1990)
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 Doctor / ... (4 episodes, 1982-1989)
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 Amy-Joy / ... (3 episodes, 1989-1990)
Mary Seibel ...
 Aunt Bernice / ... (3 episodes, 1982-1984)
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 George / ... (3 episodes, 1988-1990)
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 Judge Mark Driscoll / ... (3 episodes, 1984-1991)
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 Clate Connaloe / ... (3 episodes, 1982-1987)
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 Edward Philbrick / ... (3 episodes, 1982-1987)
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 Marpo / ... (3 episodes, 1982-1991)
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 Malcolm X / ... (3 episodes, 1983-1989)
MacIntyre Dixon ...
 Dr. Zuckerman / ... (3 episodes, 1984)
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 Esther / ... (3 episodes, 1982-1985)
Christopher Childs ...
 Burdick, FBI / ... (3 episodes, 1982-1985)
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 Mr. Antrobus / ... (3 episodes, 1983-1991)
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 Chief Magistrate (3 episodes, 1985)
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 Cal Porter - Andre's Lover / ... (2 episodes, 1982-1990)
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 Dot / ... (2 episodes, 1986-1991)
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 Bananas Shaughnessy / ... (2 episodes, 1982-1987)
Christopher Collet ...
 David (2 episodes, 1988-1989)
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 Mrs. Downs - Andre's Grandmother / ... (2 episodes, 1982-1990)
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 Baker's Wife / ... (2 episodes, 1989-1991)
Lise Hilboldt ...
 Ellie Thompson / ... (2 episodes, 1984-1985)
Jeff Yonis ...
 Schwartz (2 episodes, 1982-1985)
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 Gabriel (2 episodes, 1983-1985)
Les Podewell ...
 Grandpa / ... (2 episodes, 1982)
Barbara Bryne ...
 Blair Daniels / ... (2 episodes, 1986-1991)
Helen Stenborg ...
 Aunt Middy / ... (2 episodes, 1982-1984)
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 Ludlow Whitney / ... (2 episodes, 1984-1986)
Aaron Freeman ...
 Andrew / ... (2 episodes, 1982-1984)
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 Sarah / ... (2 episodes, 1982-1990)
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 Charlie Hughes / ... (2 episodes, 1984)
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 Call Girl / ... (2 episodes, 1982)
Wayne Kneeland ...
 Lloyd / ... (2 episodes, 1984)
Robert Westenberg ...
 Alex / ... (2 episodes, 1986-1991)
Wayne Tippit ...
 Mr. Burleigh / ... (2 episodes, 1984-1985)
George Womack ...
 Ben Purdy / ... (2 episodes, 1982-1984)
Jean De Baer ...
 Edythe Wadleigh / ... (2 episodes, 1984)
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 Couple in Library / ... (2 episodes, 1984)
George Hamlin ...
 Allen Dulles / ... (2 episodes, 1982-1984)
Rosemary Dean ...
 Lady at Garage Sale / ... (2 episodes, 1982-1984)
Melva Williams ...
 Maid / ... (2 episodes, 1984)
Anne Pitoniak ...
 Chambers' Mother / ... (2 episodes, 1984-1987)
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 Bob Greenberg / ... (2 episodes, 1984-1986)
Raymond Serra ...
 Callas / ... (2 episodes, 1984-1986)
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 Gabriel Javsicas / ... (2 episodes, 1984-1985)
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 Gen. Santa Anna / ... (2 episodes, 1982)
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 Austin / ... (2 episodes, 1984-1991)
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 Mr. Crouch / ... (2 episodes, 1985-1991)
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 Lovely Mead / ... (2 episodes, 1987-1990)
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 Lieutenant Angel (2 episodes, 1982-1992)
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 Dad / ... (2 episodes, 1982-1983)
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 Kat Hubble / ... (2 episodes, 1983-1984)
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 Pudd'nhead Wilson / ... (2 episodes, 1984-1988)
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 Ben / ... (2 episodes, 1989-1991)
Barbara Bolton ...
 Mom (2 episodes, 1982-1985)
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 Ivy / ... (2 episodes, 1983-1991)
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 Elmo Bliss / ... (2 episodes, 1984-1991)
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 Alger Hiss / ... (2 episodes, 1984-1987)
Dick Latessa ...
 Creech / ... (2 episodes, 1984-1988)
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 Brian Haas / ... (2 episodes, 1984-1985)
Roderick Wimberly ...
 Jacob / ... (2 episodes, 1985)
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 Jack Chesney / ... (2 episodes, 1986-1987)
Rosalind Cash ...
 Aunt Florence (2 episodes, 1983-1985)
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 Virgil (2 episodes, 1987-1989)
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 Flick (2 episodes, 1982-1985)
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 Buster McGuire / ... (2 episodes, 1986-1987)
Jay Ine ...
 Randy (2 episodes, 1982-1985)
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 Col. Grangerford / ... (2 episodes, 1983-1986)
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 Elisha / ... (2 episodes, 1985-1986)
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 Mrs. Grimes / ... (2 episodes, 1985-1990)
Maria Todd ...
 Heather / ... (2 episodes, 1982-1985)
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 Lu Anne / ... (2 episodes, 1982-1993)
Barry Miller ...
 Demos / ... (2 episodes, 1982-1984)
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 Louisa / ... (2 episodes, 1982-1983)
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 Paul Melton / ... (2 episodes, 1982-1984)
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 Leonard / ... (2 episodes, 1984-1991)
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 Lynch Mob Leader / ... (2 episodes, 1982-1985)
Richard Grusin ...
 Sargeant / ... (2 episodes, 1984-1985)
Sam Gray ...
 David Goldfarb (segment "Yiddish") / ... (2 episodes, 1984-1991)
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 Blind Lily / ... (2 episodes, 1984-1985)
Kaiulani Lee ...
 Connie Van Buskirk / ... (2 episodes, 1981-1987)
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 Gail Brock / ... (2 episodes, 1982-1990)
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 Woman in the Bath (2 episodes, 1982-1990)
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 Mary Austin / ... (2 episodes, 1982-1989)
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 Charles Castle / ... (2 episodes, 1982-1988)
Jean Shepherd ...
 Himself (in frame story - movie theatre) / ... (2 episodes, 1982-1985)
Brian Smiar ...
 Gus / ... (2 episodes, 1982-1985)
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 Dale 'D.J.' Jackson / ... (2 episodes, 1982-1984)
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 Lester / ... (2 episodes, 1983-1989)
Kevin Crysler ...
 Priest / ... (2 episodes, 1983-1985)
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 Police Officer / ... (2 episodes, 1983-1985)
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 Ben Stark / ... (2 episodes, 1984-1986)
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 Hannibal / ... (2 episodes, 1984-1985)
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 Phil Cooper (2 episodes, 1986-1988)
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 Steven (2 episodes, 1986)
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 Eleanor / ... (2 episodes, 1986)
Margo Skinner ...
 Alice (2 episodes, 1987-1988)
Leslie Ayvazian ...
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 Herself / ... (2 episodes, 1991-1993)
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 Sam / ... (2 episodes, 1991)
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12 October 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The American Playhouse presentation of "Seguin" in 1982 was excellent. It was true to life an dwell acted. I used to teach Texas history and wanted to use it for class, but was unable to purchase a copy. Now, I would like to use it to help my students understand point of view in my AP World history classes. This is the only film I am aware of that shows the Texas Revolution from the perspective of the Hispanics who fought and died to stop Santa Anna's dictatorship. It shows that the fighting was not just white v. Hispanic, but political in origin as well. I had tried contacting the station that aired the film (PBS I believe) but was told there was some fight over the ownership of the film. This much later, I hope the argument is settled. Is there any way to purchase this film? Thank you.


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