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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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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Zenna Henderson's "The People" short stories were published in a variety of anthologies, and were only collated through the efforts of the New England Science Fiction Association who obtained the rights and published them as "Ingathering: The complete People stories" in 1995. See more »

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Featured in The Best TV Shows That Never Were (2004) See more »

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Ouch!
17 December 2003 | by dja2000See all my reviews

After spending more than a year tracking this movie down, I finally found one on ebay.

Yes, it's disappointing to anyone who's read the books and it is based more on the story Pottage and certainly not the entire book. Francher doesn't belong in Bendo and neither does Bethie. The film takes elements from a few of Zenna's stories and creates a tale from them to fit a typical 70's TV movie.

It's ok but not what any devotee of Zenna Hendersons work would expect but if, like me, you have taken the People to heart, then this is a nice movie to add to your collection.


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