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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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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 »

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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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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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30 August 2004 | by blanche-2See all my reviews

I saw this movie when it first debuted and I have never forgotten the vivid performances and how I cried. I was watching at someone else's house and couldn't hold back the tears. We kept saying "Emmys all around" at each commercial break!

Mare Winningham is a phenomenal actress. The writing was superb. The scene with her mother, beautifully played by Phyllis Frelich, when her mother calls her selfish is one of the best scenes, bar NONE, that I have ever seen in my life. I cry just thinking about it.

If you have an opportunity to see this film, don't miss it. You won't be sorry.


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