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Marian Rose White (1982)

Marian Rose White is placed in a State Home for the feeble-minded by her uncaring mother when her father dies. She is a young teenager and there is nothing wrong with her except for some ... See full summary »

Director:

Robert Day

Writer:

Garry Rusoff
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nancy Cartwright ... Marian Rose White
Charles Aidman ... Dr. Ashcroft
Ruth Silveira Ruth Silveira ... Nurse Hartman
Louis Giambalvo ... Eddy White
Valerie Perrine ... Stella White
Katharine Ross ... Nurse Bonnie MacNeil
Frances Lee McCain ... Brenda Moore
John Putch ... Randy
Lillian Adams ... Marie Bianca
John Considine ... Frank Wells
Anne Haney ... Sister Agatha
Peter Hobbs ... Dr. Smith
Bill Morey ... Judge Byrns
Gigi Vorgan ... Irene
Robert Symonds ... Dr. Arnold
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Marian Rose White is placed in a State Home for the feeble-minded by her uncaring mother when her father dies. She is a young teenager and there is nothing wrong with her except for some clumsiness, mostly caused by poor vision. State law (in 1934) requires sterilization of all inmates. Sympathetic nurse, Bonnie McNeil, befriends Marian and protests her treatment. Written by Herman Seifer <alagain@aol.com>

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Drama

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A History Lesson
16 February 2001 | by jjliljSee all my reviews

About 10 years ago I saw this movie as part of a College course on the impact of Darwin. Natural Selection led to the idea of Eugenics, sterilizing the unfit, unpopular since WWII because it was the centerpiece of Nazi ideology. This movie is about Eugenics in America before that. Of course, it is wrapped in a made for TV package but the nastiness of Eugenics comes through. Notable for being based on semi-forgotten American History, other than that its average made for TV.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 January 1982 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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