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 Season 47 (1997-98)
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 47.01 Hallmark Hall of Fame: WHAT THE DEAF MAN HEARD

* 193rd Hallmark presentation
23-Nov-1997
written by Robert W. Lenski
based on the novel What the deaf-mute heard by G.D. Gearino
directed by John Kent Harrison
director of photography, Eric Van Haren Noman (Emmy)
executive producer Richard Welsh
starring
Matthew Modine as Sammy Ayers
Claire Bloom as Mrs. Tynan
Judith Ivey as Lucille
James Earl Jones as Archibald Thacker
Jerry O'Connell as Reverend Perry Ray Pruitt
Bernadette Peters as Helen Ayers
Tom Skerritt as Norm Jenkins
with
Anne Bobby as Tallasse Tynan
Stephen Spinella as Percy
Jake Weber as Tolliver Tynan
Frankie Muniz as Young Sammy
Andy Stahl as Finis
Tyler Noyes as Young Tolliver
Hallee Hirsh as Young Tallasse
Teagle F. Bougere as Abraham Thacker
Lance Reddick as George Thacker
Daniel Kamin as Judge
Patrick Garner as Drunk
Mary Lucy Bivins as Mrs. Raymond
Patt Noday as TV Reporter
Terry Neinhuis as Officer Harvey
Lorri Lindberg as Miss Shaw
J.R. Horne as Attorney Rubicoff
Karen Williams as Rachel
Summary:
A boy en route to a quiet Georgia town with his mother is taken in by two

employees of the local bus depot after his mother disappears. He grows

up in the community using silence as a survival technique. Twenty years later,

however, the silence provides a tool to possibly foil a childhood tormentor.

Ep 47.02 Hallmark Hall of Fame: ELLEN FOSTER

* 194th Hallmark presentation
14-Dec-1997
adapted by Maria Nation & William Hanley
based on the novel by Kaye Gibbons
produced & directed by John Erman
director of photography, Brian West
executive producer Richard Welsh
starring
Jena Malone as Ellen Foster
Ted Levine as Bill Foster
Glynnis OConnor as Charlotte Foster
Julie Harris as Grandmother Leonora
Debra Monk as Aunt Nadine
Barbara Garrick as Aunt Betsy
Kate Burton as Abigail
Kimberly Brown as Dora
Allison Jones as Starletta
Lynne Moody as Starletta's mom
Bill Nunn as Starletta's dad
Timothy Olyphant as Roy Hobbs
Charles W. Gray as Chauffeur
with
Dick ONeill, Zeljko Ivanek, Davenia McFadden, Amanda Peet,

Sean Allan, Cheralynn Bailey, Lorena Gale; ], Michael Hogan,

Helen Honeywell, Don Mackay; Sheila Moore, Sheila Paterson,

Brent Stait, Helen Taylor, Neil Vipond
Summary:
Ten-year-old Ellen's existence with her alcoholic father is bearable only

because of the love of her gentle mother. When her mother dies, Ellen finds

herself shuffled among cruel and selfish relatives, including her venomous

grandmother. Through it all, though, Ellen remains resilient, drawing strength

from a few friendships and a boundless supply of hope.

Ep 47.03 Hallmark Hall of Fame: THE LOVE LETTER

* 195th Hallmark presentation
01-Feb-1998
written by James Henderson
based on a short story by Jack Finney
produced & directed by Dan Curtis
director of photography, Eric Van Haren Noman
executive producer Richard Welsh
starring
Campbell Scott as Scott Corrigan
Jennifer Jason Leigh as Elizabeth Whitcomb
David Dukes as Everett Reagle
Estelle Parsons as Beatrice Corrigan
Daphne Ashbrook as Debra
Myra Carter as Clarice Whitcomb
Gerrit Graham as Warren Whitcomb
Irma P. Hall as Mae
Richard Woods as Jacob Campbell
Kali Rocha as Flossy Whitcomb
Laurie Kennedy as Lavinia Whitcomb
with
Edgar Smith as Potts the Postman
Cara Stoner as Maggie the Maid
George Gaffney as Bike Rider
Tom Riis Farrell as Scotts Boss
Mark Joy as Celebrity Author
Linda Powell as Doctor
Summary:
Scotty Corrigan, an engaged thirty-something, purchases an antique desk and

finds a letter written in 1863 by its original owner, Elizabeth Whitcomb. Intrigued

by her wish for 'a love that burns like fire and moonlight,' Scotty playfully

'answers' the letter--and is astonished to receive a reply. The extraordinary

correspondence continues, and Scotty starts to question his commitment to his fiancée.

Then he discovers it's not too late to alter the course of Elizabeth's life, as well as his own.


Ep 47.04 Hallmark Hall of Fame: THE ECHO OF THUNDER

* 196th Hallmark presentation
19-Apr-1998
adapted by H. Haden Yelin
based on the novel Thunderwith by Libby Hathorn
directed by Simon Wincer
director of photography, David Eggby
produced by Dorothea G. Petrie
executive producer Richard Welsh
starring
Judy Davis as Gladwyn Ritchie
Jamey Sheridan as Larry Ritchie
Lauren Hewett as Lara Ritchie
Ernie Dingo as Neil
Michael Caton as Bill Gadrey
Emily Jane Browning as Opal Ritchie
Chelsea Yates as Pearl Ritchie
with
Jamie Croft as Gowd Gadrey
James Wright as Mr. Calloway
Ben & James Hanson as Jasper Ritchie
Reg Evans as Garage Attendant
Linda Ross as Bank Woman
Frank Magree as Driver
Summary:
Gladwyn and Larry Ritchie lead a hard life raising palm trees on a farm in

the Australian outback. They struggle daily with the elements--and the bank--to

keep a roof over their heads and to feed their three children. Despite the

hardships, they are a close-knit, happy family until one day when an unsettling

letter arrives. Larry's first wife has died and his daughter Lara, 15, is coming

from the city to live with the Ritchies. Gladwyn resists the idea of Lara joining the

family. She fears this city girl may have a negative influence on her three children.

Even more importantly, she worries that Lara's presence may rekindle memories in

her husband's mind of his first wife and former life. When Lara arrives, she senses

that she isn't welcome in the Ritchie home. As she tries to find a place in this new family,

she finds comfort in the company of the stray Dingo dog which she names Thunderwith.


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