Hallmark Hall of Fame Season 47

Season 47

Hallmark Hall of Fame Season 47

First Air Date: November 23, 1997

First Aired on    :   1997
Episodes    :   4 episodes



Episodes

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47x04 The Echo of Thunder (April 19, 1998)


An adaptation of the novel Thunderwith by Libby Hathorn: 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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47x03 The Love Letter (February 01, 1998)


Adaptation of the science fiction short story by Jack Finney: 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.


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47x02 Ellen Foster (December 14, 1997)


Adaptation of the novel by Kaye Gibbons 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.


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47x01 What the Deaf Man Heard (November 23, 1997)


What the Deaf Man Heard is a 1997 Hallmark Hall of Fame television movie that aired on CBS television on November 23, 1997. It concerns Sammy, a boy who pretends to be deaf and mute, when in reality he can hear and speak perfectly well. The movie starred Matthew Modine and James Earl Jones.