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Love Is Never Silent

4.7 out of 5 stars 61 customer reviews


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Editorial Reviews

A young woman (Mare Winningham) struggles with her own need for independence and the obligation she feels for her hearing-impaired parents (Ed Waterstreet, Phyllis Frelich) in this depression-era drama. A friend (Sid Caesar) sees her turmoil and tells her she must find happiness on her own. However, the initial joy she finds in marriage starts to strain under the guilt she feels for deserting her parents and the bitterness they express towards her.

Product Details

  • Actors: Mare Winningham, Cloris Leachman, Sid Caesar, Ed Waterstreet, Phyllis Frelich
  • Directors: Joseph Sargent
  • Format: NTSC, Color
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    G
    General Audience
  • Studio: Hallmark
  • Run Time: 100 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (61 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001VK561Q
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #15,638 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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This is an excellent film which provides the viewer with an unique perspective of Deaf people and their culture during the years of the Great Depression (1930s). This Hallmark film was also unique in having the key roles of Deaf individuals performed by prominent Deaf actors. Those two actors, Phyllis Frelich and Edmund Waterstreet, gave performances which provided much insight into the challenges and difficulties that Deaf individuals had in dealing with hearing people in the world of work and outside during those hard times.

The previous reviewer of this DVD mentioned that it was not captioned. I am assuming that he was referring to the lack of english subtitles. If that is the case, he is correct. However, this DVD fortunately is closed captioned. If any viewers turn on the decoder in their television sets, the captioning should be viewable. Both the film and the "Making of" featurette are closed captioned.

This DVD product is highly recommended for anyone with interest in learning about Deaf people. This film is based on an excellent book which was published during the early 1970s called In This Sign by Joanne Greenberg. I would recommend anyone who views this film to also read the book.
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We waited a long time for this to come out...Teachers of Deaf Culture/ Sign Language ...this is a MUST SEE for your class. Beautifully done, one of Hallmark's Best!
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I have been looking for Love Is Never Silent for a long time. I finally found it on DVD. I recorded it on when it came out on TV, but recorded over it. I loved it when I was a child when the movie was first shown. I still love it as an adult. It's a great story about a hearing child with deaf parents in the 1930s and 1940s America.
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"Love is Never Silent" has been a vital part of my curriculum for many many years. This story, adapted from portions of Joanne Greenburg's work, "In this Sign," depicts, vividly, the battle for understanding between the Deaf and Hearing worlds. I have the original recorded version, from television, which I have used all these years. I am so excited to now have this amazing story in DVD format.
"Love is Never Silent" is a must see for anyone interested in, working with/in, or in any other way associated with the Deaf Community.
Love is NEVER silent.
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I've been waiting a long time to purchase 'Love is Never Silent' on dvd. I remember seeing it on TV in December 1986.

In the tradition of 'It's a Wonderful Life', 'Love is Never Silent' is a very cumulative movie in which it prepares the viewer for the emotional scene near the end of the film. It's certainly one of the most gut wrenching scenes I've ever seen on TV.

Mare Winningham is second to none in her role as Margaret. Since her parents cannot hear, Margaret is their 'bridge' to the hearing world. Ed Waterstreet and Phyllis Frelich are quite convincing as the manipulative, deaf parents. Sid Ceasar is perfect as the kindly neighbor and friend. Cloris Leachman makes a rare departure from comedy, and clearly demonstrates her tremendous skills in drama.

I highly recommend this excellent movie. Mare Winningham learned sign language for the role (which is an impressive accomplishment).
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This movie very realistically protrays the family life of a hearing child with two deaf parents, played by actors who are deaf. It tugs at your heart and really opens your eyes to how difficult life can be for those who cannot hear.

Mare Winningham plays a girl who is the ears and voice for her family. Her brother dying in an awful accident early on in her life leaves her as their only link to the hearing world. When she comes of age, she must deal with the struggle to balance the responsibility she feels for her parents and the desires of her own heart.

I remembered this movie from 25 years ago and was thrilled to find a copy in DVD. A family movie that can open up great conversation regarding those we view as handicapped and how we can understand their dilemmas and be open to making their lives a little easier.

Adults, teens, tweens ... a movie I recommend for all.
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One of the best TV movies ever made? Yes, I'd agree.
Perfect in every way? No way. Not one of the dozen or so reviews mentioned the GLARING omission of any captioning. This DVD is not pure shovelWARE; there's a "Making of" extra feature and some production notes so how on earth can Hallmake be so lame as to not provide for captioning???? Come on, this is a movie about the deaf community for Pete's sake! The movie begins with a voice over and there are scenes where lip reading is not possible. So what were they thinking?! I'd give it a 5 star if it had captioning but its really annoying without it.
PS, I am hearing (not deaf).
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One of the best made for TV movies ever made. It won the Emmy for best TV movie in 1985. Perfect in every way.
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