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1918 (1985)

Not Rated | | Drama | 26 April 1985 (USA)
It's 1918, the height of United States involvement in World War I - Liberty Bonds are sold, German immigrants are suspected as traitors or saboteurs, young men everywhere succumb to the ... See full summary »

Director:

Ken Harrison

Writers:

Horton Foote (screenplay), Horton Foote (play)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
William Converse-Roberts ... Horace Robedaux
Hallie Foote ... Elizabeth Robedaux
Rochelle Oliver ... Mrs. Mary Vaughn
Michael Higgins ... Mr. Vaughn
Matthew Broderick ... Brother
Jeanne McCarthy Jeanne McCarthy ... Bessie Stillman (as Jeannie McCarthy)
Bill McGhee ... Sam the Cemetary Worker
L.T. Felty L.T. Felty ... Mr. Thatcher
Horton Foote Jr. Horton Foote Jr. ... Jessie
Tom Murrel Tom Murrel ... Stanley
Phillip Smith Phillip Smith ... Bill
Norma Allen Norma Allen ... Mrs. Gregory
Margaret Spaulding Margaret Spaulding ... Mrs. Cunningham
Carol Goodheart Carol Goodheart ... Ruth Amos
Buffy Carol Buffy Carol ... Gladys Maud
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It's 1918, the height of United States involvement in World War I - Liberty Bonds are sold, German immigrants are suspected as traitors or saboteurs, young men everywhere succumb to the patriotism and propaganda and enlist. In a small Texas town, Horace Robedaux feels the pressure - he doesn't want to leave his young wife Elizabeth and their young child Jenny - but Elizabeth's can't-do-anything-right little brother is constantly talking about the war, and Elizabeth's stern father, who opposed the marriage initially, now has plans to take care of his daughter and the child so Horace can fight for his country. But the influenza epidemic sweeping the town (and the nation) may change everyone's plans. Written by Gary Dickerson <slug@mail.utexas.edu>

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Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 April 1985 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Waxahachie, Texas, USA

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Production Co:

Guadalupe Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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It shows the parade was in the winter of 1918. There wouldn't be leaves on the bushes and the trees in the winter. See more »

Connections

Followed by Convicts (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit Bag and Smile, Smile, Smile
Music by Felix Powell
Lyrics by George Asaf
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Insomnia? - Here's the Cure! - 1918
14 July 2019 | by arthur_taferoSee all my reviews

If you are having trouble sleeping, just pop this film in your DVD player and I guarantee you that you will be off to lalaland in less than twenty minutes. It worked for me, and Im sure it will work for you. I am not sure if it is the bad writing, bad direction, or bad production values added to the bad acting, but this formula for sleep is much better than inorganic drug use. Recommended for one time use only, however.


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