The Thorn Birds (1983– )
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Mary Carson, the owner of a large sheep ranch, becomes enamored of parish priest Ralph de Bricassart Â- even as he takes notice of Mary's niece Meggie Cleary. When Ralph does not return her... See full summary »

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Fiona 'Fee' Cleary
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Rainer Hartheim (credit only)
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Justine O'Neill (credit only)
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Anne Mueller (credit only)
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Paddy Cleary
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Luddie Mueller (credit only)
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Luke O'Neill (credit only)
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Dane O'Neill (credit only)
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Archbishop Vittorio Contini-Verchese (credit only)
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John Friedrich ...
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Mrs. Smith
Richard Venture ...
Harry Gough
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Mary Carson, the owner of a large sheep ranch, becomes enamored of parish priest Ralph de Bricassart Â- even as he takes notice of Mary's niece Meggie Cleary. When Ralph does not return her ardor, Mary plots to influence his destiny even from the grave. Written by Anonymous

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27 March 1983 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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In the first episode when Mary gives the horse to Father Ralph after he won the horse race, you can see the shadow of the film crews head on the flank of Ralphs horse/leg. See more »

Quotes

Ralph de Bricassart: When you were a little girl, you were like my own child to me. I could have you then.
Meggie Cleary: You can have me now. You can marry me; you love me.
Ralph de Bricassart: But I love God more
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Written and Performed by Henry Mancini
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