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Love Is Never Silent (1985)

Margaret Ryder has always looked after her deaf parents, Janice and Abel. Long the only contact her folks have had with the speaking world, Margaret struggles with whether she should strike... See full summary »

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Joseph Sargent
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Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mare Winningham ... Margaret Ryder
Cloris Leachman ... Mrs. Anglin
Sid Caesar ... Mr. Petrakis
Phyllis Frelich ... Janice Ryder
Ed Waterstreet Ed Waterstreet ... Abel Ryder
Fredric Lehne ... William Anglin
Mark Hildreth ... Bradley Ryder
Lou Fant Lou Fant ... Reverend Maartens
Julianna Fjeld Julianna Fjeld ... Barbara
Jeremy Christall Jeremy Christall ... Marshall Anglin
Stephen E. Miller ... Driver
Alex Diakun ... Funeral Director
Greg Hayes Greg Hayes ... Neil Switzer
Frank C. Turner ... Mr. Frank
Ted Stidder Ted Stidder ... Doctor
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Storyline

Margaret Ryder has always looked after her deaf parents, Janice and Abel. Long the only contact her folks have had with the speaking world, Margaret struggles with whether she should strike out on her own or not. When Margaret decides to make a change and ends up getting married, her parents interpret the move as a betrayal -- and Margaret is forced to figure out a way to bridge her old life with her new one. Written by Jwelch5742

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Country:

USA

Release Date:

9 December 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hallmark Hall of Fame: Love Is Never Silent (#35.1) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Ed Waterstreet, Phyllis Frelich and Lou Fant are veteran actors from, and founding members of, the National Theater of the Deaf. See more »

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Edited into Hallmark Hall of Fame (1951) See more »

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Wonderful, and sad...
3 May 2003 | by DeeJayPipSee all my reviews

I watched this in my ASL class. I'm Deaf and fluent in ASL, but taking the class because I didn't want to take Spanish. This was such a wonderful movie, and it made me cry like a baby at the end... and I never cry at movies! I've seen about five thousand films, and the only other one to make me cry was Exorcist, but this is much more sad.

Though my situation is the exact opposite of the girl in this movie (I'm Deaf child of Hearing parents) it was still very profound. It also wasn't offending to the Hearing people in my class, so that is a plus for any Hearing person looking at this movie.

If it comes on TV, tape it. You will not regret it.


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