CTVA US Anthology - "Hallmark Hall of Fame" Season 40 (1990-91)

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 Season 40 (1990-91)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:  Rina Fox
references:
TV Guide
Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive


########## Hallmark Hall of Fame ##########
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Ep 40.01 Hallmark Hall of Fame: DECORATION DAY

* 166th Hallmark presentation
02-Dec-1990
written by Robert W. Lenski
based upon the novella by John William Corrington
directed by Robert Markowitz
produced by Anne Hopkins
executive producer Marian Rees
starring
James Garner as Albert Sidney
Judith Ivey as Terry Novis
Ruby Dee as Rowena Finch
Bill Cobbs as Gee Pennywell
Lawrence Fishburne as Michael Waring
Jo Anderson as Loreen Wendell
Norm Skaggs as Billy Wendell
with
Wallace Wilkinson as Judge Wesley
Jonathan Peck as Young Gee
Ric Reitz as Young Albert
Jeff Young Lewis as Imposter Lieutenant
Tracy Perry as Tracy Wendell
Dwionne Dickerson as Fritzie
Summary:
A cantankerous yet compassionate widower and retired judge who has virtually

withdrawn from life in his rural Georgia town is thrust back into an awareness of community

and conscience by crises involving a troubled godchild and a childhood friend.

The friend, a black tenant farmer, refuses to accept the Congressional Medal of Honor

which is to be belatedly bestowed upon him for his bravery in World War II.


Ep 40.02 Hallmark Hall of Fame: SARAH, PLAIN AND TALL
03-Feb-1991
written by Patricia MacLachlan & Carol Sobieski
based on the book "Sarah, Plain and Tall" by Patricia MacLachlan
director of photography, Michael Fash
produced & directed by Glenn Jordan
executive producers William Self & Glenn Close
starring
Glenn Close as Sarah Wheaton
Christopher Walken as Jacob Witting
Lexi Randall as Anna Witting
Margaret Sophie Stein as Maggie Grant
Jon De Vries as Matthew Grant
Christopher Bell as Caleb Witting
James Rebhorn as William Wheaton
with
Woody Watson as Jess Stearns
Betty Laird as Mrs. Parkley
Marc Penney as Ticket Agent
Kara Beth Taylor as Rose
Summary:
A four-character drama set in 1910 Kansas, which revolves around a withdrawn,

widowed father, his children Anna and Caleb, ages 9 and 6, and Sarah Wheaton,

a compassionate yet feisty single woman from Maine who responds to Jacob's

advertisement for "a kind woman to share a life--to make a difference; no picture

necessary." Giving herself a month's trial to make that difference, Sarah finds herself

battling against Jacob's stubborn ways, Anna's uneasy resentment, and the memories

of wife and mother that haunt father and daughter.

Ep 40.03 Hallmark Hall of Fame: SHADOW OF A DOUBT

* 169th Hallmark presentation
28-Apr-1991
written by John Gay
based on a screenplay by Thornton Wilder, Sally Benson, Alma Reville. From a story by Gordon McDonell
director of photography, Thomas Neuwirth
directed by Karen Arthur
produced by David A. Rosemont
executive producer Norman Rosemont
starring
Mark Harmon as Charles
Margaret Welsh as Charlie
Norm Skaggs as Gary
William Lanteau as Henry
Rick Lenz as Herb
Diane Ladd as Emma Newton
Shirley Knight as Mrs. Potter
Tippi Hedren as Mrs. Mathewson
Sydney Walker as Mr. Granville
with
Bianca Rose as Midge Newton
Seth Smith as Bobby Newton
Michael Wisley as Rick
Fran Lish as Mrs. Granville
Olivia Charles as Miss Clayborne
John Gavigan as Medical Examiner
Romy Rosemont as Waitress
Ken Grantham as Reverend Hayworth
Richard LaTouche as Sims
Jason Kertel as David
Summary:
A small-town naif suspects that her visiting uncle is a notorious murderer.

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