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Mary Silliman's War (1994)

Not Rated | | Drama, History, War | TV Movie 11 May 1994
Mary Silliman's War is a unique, award-winning film on the American Revolution.

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Stephen Surjik
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nancy Palk ... Mary Silliman
Richard Donat ... Selleck Silliman
Diane D'Aquila Diane D'Aquila ... Abby Nash
Paul Boretski Paul Boretski ... Captain Hawley
Joanne Miller ... Amelia
William Colgate ... Isaac Bunnel
Tom McCamus ... Rev. Elliot
Linda Busby Linda Busby ... Esther Clover
Ellis Williams Ellis Williams ... Peter
Allan Royal ... Judge Jones
James B. Douglas James B. Douglas ... Governor Trumbull
Michael Keating Michael Keating ... Col. Moylan
Brian Babineau Brian Babineau ... Jemme Silliman
Calhoun Keating-Malay Calhoun Keating-Malay ... Samuel Silliman
Simon Richards Simon Richards ... Tom Nash
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Shot on location in Nova Scotia, the film relates the true story of a remarkable woman, whose husband, a patriot leader, was kidnapped from their home by a band of Tories -- Americans loyal to the King of England. Left to fend for herself and their children as she sought her husband's release, Mary Silliman's story presents the War for Independence in a way that is fresh and engaging to a modern audience. Mary Silliman's War was produced by Heritage Films, under the auspices of The Institute for Early American History in Colonial Williamsburg, VA. It is based on the biography by Richard and Joy Day Buel, The Way of Duty (Norton, 1984). Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Drama | History | War

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Details

Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 May 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

L'appel du devoir See more »

Filming Locations:

Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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A historically accurate Revolutionary War film
19 April 2001 | by carlynnSee all my reviews

A very historically accurate and interesting film for those wishing to see the REAL side of the Revolutionary War, not the glamorized Patriot version. It shows the struggles of the women, and the average people (both loyalists and patriots). This isn't rock 'em sock 'em action, so not a popcorn movie, but would be a useful tool for educators.


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