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1918 (1985)

It's 1918, the height of United States involvement in World War I - Liberty Bonds are sold, German immigrants are suspected as traitors or saboteurs, young men everywhere succumb to the ... See full summary »

Director:

Ken Harrison

Writers:

Horton Foote (screenplay), Horton Foote (play)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
William Converse-Roberts ... Horace Robedaux
Hallie Foote ... Elizabeth Robedaux
Rochelle Oliver ... Mrs. Mary Vaughn
Michael Higgins ... Mr. Vaughn
Matthew Broderick ... Brother
Jeanne McCarthy Jeanne McCarthy ... Bessie Stillman (as Jeannie McCarthy)
Bill McGhee ... Sam the Cemetary Worker
L.T. Felty L.T. Felty ... Mr. Thatcher
Horton Foote Jr. Horton Foote Jr. ... Jessie
Tom Murrel Tom Murrel ... Stanley
Phillip Smith Phillip Smith ... Bill
Norma Allen Norma Allen ... Mrs. Gregory
Margaret Spaulding Margaret Spaulding ... Mrs. Cunningham
Carol Goodheart Carol Goodheart ... Ruth Amos
Buffy Carol Buffy Carol ... Gladys Maud
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Storyline

It's 1918, the height of United States involvement in World War I - Liberty Bonds are sold, German immigrants are suspected as traitors or saboteurs, young men everywhere succumb to the patriotism and propaganda and enlist. In a small Texas town, Horace Robedaux feels the pressure - he doesn't want to leave his young wife Elizabeth and their young child Jenny - but Elizabeth's can't-do-anything-right little brother is constantly talking about the war, and Elizabeth's stern father, who opposed the marriage initially, now has plans to take care of his daughter and the child so Horace can fight for his country. But the influenza epidemic sweeping the town (and the nation) may change everyone's plans. Written by Gary Dickerson <slug@mail.utexas.edu>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 April 1985 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Waxahachie, Texas, USA

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Production Co:

Guadalupe Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Goofs

In the closing credits, the march "Indepedentia" is credited to John Philip Sousa. The piece was composed by Robert Browne Hall. See more »

Connections

Followed by On Valentine's Day (1986) See more »

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Waltz Theme
Music by Ray Benson
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Absorbing drama by Horton Foote...
10 March 2001 | by dwpollarSee all my reviews

1st watched 3/2/2000 - (Dir-Ken Harrison): Absorbing drama by Horton Foote of a southern family around the time when men were dying in World War I overseas or with the flu back in the states. Well done by everyone with a story that tug's at your heart as you waltz thru this family in a very short part of their lives together.


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