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The People (1972)

A young woman is assigned to teach school in a secluded valley whose inhabitants appear stern, secretive and anti-pleasure. Following two children who disappear to play in the woods, she ... See full summary »

Director:

John Korty

Writers:

Zenna Henderson (books), James M. Miller
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Kim Darby ... Melodye Amerson
William Shatner ... Dr. Curtis
Diane Varsi ... Valancy Carmody
Dan O'Herlihy ... Sol Diemus
Laurie Walters ... Karen Diemus
Johanna Baer Johanna Baer ... Bethie
Chris Valentine Chris Valentine ... Clement Francher
Stephanie Valentine Stephanie Valentine ... Talitha
Jack Dahlgren Jack Dahlgren ... Kiah
Andrew Crichton Andrew Crichton ... Thann
David Petch David Petch ... Matt
Dorothy Drady Dorothy Drady ... Dita
Mary Rose McMaster Mary Rose McMaster ... Maras
Anne Walters Anne Walters ... Obla
Tony Dario Tony Dario ... Bram
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Storyline

A young woman is assigned to teach school in a secluded valley whose inhabitants appear stern, secretive and anti-pleasure. Following two children who disappear to play in the woods, she finds that this is actually a community of extraterrestrials with mild paranormal powers who are attempting to repress and deny their heritage for fear of arousing prejudice and hatred in their human neighbors. Written by Molly Malloy <mailcall@ansel.intersource.com>

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These gentle people from another world possess the gift of peace and love. On earth, they can share it only with their natural enemy...mankind.

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Drama | Sci-Fi

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 January 1972 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aquele Povo See more »

Filming Locations:

Nicasio, California, USA See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The drawings that the children are suppose to have drawn are actually by artist Arthur Okamura. See more »

Goofs

The children all have the same style art work because one artist did all the drawings. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Spare the Children (2019) See more »

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Silly but haunting in a weird way.
18 March 1999 | by resslercSee all my reviews

Okay, I admit, this is a pretty lame movie, and yet I still remember it and even bought the video several years ago for about $5. I made my boyfriend watch it with me and he laughed through the whole thing. I was offended! (Not really) The thing that always got me about this movie was the haunting quality of the people and their community. The music when the kids are floating in the glen, the pictures they draw of their home world. It just worked for me, but then I'm a sci-fi and fantasy nut, while my b/f is a business and computer guy!


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