The Snow Goose

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The Snow Goose

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The Snow Goose

Release Date: November 15, 1971

Year    :   1971
Slogan    :   «»
Genres    :   TV Movie, History, Drama, Family, War, Romance
Production Companies    :   BBC, Hallmark Hall of Fame Productions, Foote, Cone and Belding Productions
Director    :   Patrick Garland
Producers    :   Paul Gallico
Writers    :   Paul Gallico
RunTime    :   60 mins.

Based upon Paul Gallico's delicate novel, Patrick Garland's Golden Globe winning The Snow Goose is a stark and hauntingly beautiful drama set amongst the striking scenery of the Essex salt marshes during the early years of WWII. A bearded Richard Harris leads the modest cast with his sensitive portrayal of tormented soul Philip Rhayader, a lonely misshapen man shunned by society but with a great love of life; Harris isnt overly bitter of his treatment and expresses his compassion through his paintings and love of the waterfowl that surround him. Harris is ably supported by the waiflike Jenny Agutter as Frith, who radiates the requisite amount of youthful innocence and naivety, and won a best supporting actress Emmy Award for her performance.

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