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 Season 44 (1994-95)
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


 

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Ep 44.01 Hallmark Hall of Fame: RETURN OF THE NATIVE

* 182nd Hallmark presentation
04-Dec-1994
written by Robert W. Lenski
based on Thomas Hardy's novel
directed by Jack Gold
director of photography, Alan Hume
producerd by Brent Shields
executive producers Craig Anderson & Richard Welsh
starring
Catherine Zeta Jones as Eustacia
Clive Owen as Damon Wildeve
Ray Stevenson as Clym
Steven Mackintosh as Diggory
Claire Skinner as Thomasin
Paul Rogers as Captain Vye
Joan Plowright as Mrs. Yeobright
Celia Imrie as Susan Nunsuch
Richard Avery as Humphrey
with
Peter Wight as Timothy
Jeremy Peters as Sam
Gregg Saunders as Charley
John Boswall as Granfer Cantle
William Waghorn as Christian Cantle
Matthew Owens as Johnny
Britta Smith as Olly Dowden
John Breslin as Vicar
Daniel Newman as Mummer
Summary:
Set in the early 1850s, the story revolves around Eustacia Vye, one of

English literature's most compelling characters, a willful, passionate enchantress

whose desire to escape her lonely, rustic life thrusts her into two doomed relationships.

Ep 44.02 Hallmark Hall of Fame: THE PIANO LESSON

*183rd Hallmark presentation
05-Feb-1995
written by August Wilson
directed by Lloyd Richards
director of photography Paul Elliott
produced by August Wilson
executive producers Richard Welsh & Craig Anderson
starring
Charles Dutton as Boy Willie
Alfre Woodard as Berniece
Carl Gordon as Doaker
Tommy Hollis as Avery
Lou Myers as Whiner
Courtney B. Vance as Lymon
Zelda Harris as Maretha
Rosalyn Coleman as Grace
Tommy La Fitte as Ace
Lynne Innerst as Miss Ophelia
with
Harold Surratt as Papa Willie Boy
Elva Branson as Mama Berniece
Tim Hartman as Sutter
Ben Tatar as Watermelon man
Alice Gerber Eisner as Watermelon lady
Bob Tracey as Nolander
Summary:
Set in 1936 Pittsburgh, this film centers on an ornately carved 80-year-old

upright piano, a family heirloom co-owned by a proud widow and her forceful brother,

Boy Willie. Boy Willie's determination to trade the piano for Mississippi farmland

triggers an emotional battle.
**Note Emmy for Outstanding Television Special, Directing, Writing,

Lead Actor (Charles Dutton) & Lead Actress (Alfre Woodard)

Ep 44.03 Hallmark Hall of Fame: REDWOOD CURTAIN

* 184th Hallmark presentation
23-Apr-1995
adapted by Ed Namzug
based on the play by Lanford Wilson
directed by John Korty
director of photography, Ronnie Taylor
produced by Rick Rosenberg & Bob Christiansen
executive producer Richard Welsh
starring
Jeff Daniels as Lyman Fellers
Lea Salonga as Geri Riordan
Debra Monk as Geneva, Laird's Sister
Catherine Hicks as Julia Riordan
John Lithgow as Laird Riordan
Shirley Douglas as Schyler Noyes
Vilma Silva as Zenaida
with
Joy Carlin as Mrs. Cole
Steve Anthony Jones as Nate Stone
Jarion Monroe as Leon Shea
Cab Covay as Mad John
R. Blakeslee Colby as Reverend Grant
Jonathan Korty as Dennis McCaw
Summary:
Geri Riordan is a teenage concert pianist of Vietnamese-American heritage

who has been trained by her adoptive father. Sudden personal and

professional tumult prompts Geri to visit her understanding aunt, who lives

amid a California redwood forest that is also home to a troubled Vietnam veteran.

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