Based on the novel by Belva Plain, covering a time span from 1909 to 1959. The story begins in New York's Lower East Side with the arrival of Polish-Jewish immigrant Anna (Lesley Ann Warren... See full summary »




Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »


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Series cast summary:
Lesley Ann Warren ...  Anna Friedman 3 episodes, 1985
Armand Assante ...  Joseph Friedman 3 episodes, 1985
Ian McShane ...  Paul Lerner 3 episodes, 1985
Betty Buckley ...  Mrs. Bradford 3 episodes, 1985
Brian Dennehy ...  Matthew Malone 3 episodes, 1985
Robert Vaughn ...  John Bradford 3 episodes, 1985
Katherine Borowitz ...  Ruth 3 episodes, 1985
Clare Coulter ...  Mary Malone 3 episodes, 1985
Joan Allen ...  Iris Friedman 2 episodes, 1985
Boyd Gaines ...  Chris Bradford 2 episodes, 1985
Barbara Montgomery ...  Celeste 2 episodes, 1985
Glynis Davies ...  Marion 2 episodes, 1985
Jan Tríska ...  Dr. Theo Stoller 2 episodes, 1985
Sarah Rose Sarah Rose ...  Young Iris 2 episodes, 1985
Jackie Burroughs ...  Dorothy 2 episodes, 1985
Benjamin Bernouy Benjamin Bernouy ...  Young Eric (ages 9 to 13) 2 episodes, 1985
Marnie Walsh Marnie Walsh ...  Ellen 2 episodes, 1985


Based on the novel by Belva Plain, covering a time span from 1909 to 1959. The story begins in New York's Lower East Side with the arrival of Polish-Jewish immigrant Anna (Lesley Ann Warren). At first employed as a humble seamstress, Anna is whisked into a whole new world when she becomes the wife of the enterprising Joseph Friedman (Armand Assante), who eventually becomes a wealthy Westchester contractor. Even so, Anna's heart belongs to Paul Lerner (Ian McShane), the son of the prosperous Fifth Avenue family which employs her relatives. In 1918, Anna gives birth to Paul's daughter, allowing Joseph to believe that he is the father. The secret surrounding Anna's child will lead to a daunting and frequently heartbreaking chain of events, culminating decades later in the newly formed state of Israel, where Anna's grandson Eric hopes to "find himself" -- and ends up finding more than he bargained for. Written by Douglas Gordon

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Drama | Family | Romance







Release Date:

24 February 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hojas perennes See more »

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(3 parts)

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1.33 : 1
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"Evergreen" (1985) (mini)
23 May 2007 | by nysunrise40See all my reviews

Hello this is NYSunrise.

I for one have seen but only once this movie, and it is now that am wondering where I could get it on VHS but because in DVD is not going to be available. Only it must be American Version and not England Version.

Why I say American version, because once I bought a VHS from a friend in London and their VHS setting was way different from ours. Thank God I had a friend who knew a friend that could make me a copy and change the setting of the movie so it could be seen and transfer it to a DVD still even though I was happy for the gesture, this cost me $75.00 and I was happy but wow I end up pay $145.00 for this movie.

Still I would want to know where if anyone knows, where I could buy this movie. Is a movie that no matter what, it is worth to buy. Its an amazing movie with an incredible ending that would make you cry with happiness. I totally love it.

If anyone has any information in where I could buy this movie please don't hesitate to send me an email at Thanks for anything anyone can do.


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