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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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Trivia

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

Connections

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

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this is not simply a movie
12 October 2006 | by StarbuckslovrSee all my reviews

I loved Love is never silent. I watched this movie in my ASL 1 class and it really made me think, when i went home and told my mom about the movie she told me she had seen it when she was little and it had hit home. She was the dividing line between her parents and the other non-Armenian communities, she had said she never thought anyone felt this way. After seeing the movie my mother said she had worried she would never find a husband like Margaret had, and eventually she did, through work, like Margaret. My father never went off to war, but it still makes me think. This is an amazing movie that is worth seeing, renting, anything! I learned a lot, and more than i thought would have come from simply a movie, but then again this is not simply a movie.


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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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