Visions (1976–1980)
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The War Widow 

Originally broadcast by KCET (PBS) on their dramatic showcase series, "Visions," this sweet, quiet film is set during World War I. It is the story of Amy, a proper, but lonely housewife ... See full summary »

Director:

Paul Bogart

Writer:

Harvey Perr
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Pamela Bellwood ... Amy
Frances Lee McCain ... Jenny
Katharine Bard Katharine Bard ... Sarah
Tim Matheson ... Amy's Husband (voice)
Nan Martin ... Annie
Maxine Stuart ... Emily
Barbara Cason ... Kate
Stephanie Retsek Stephanie Retsek ... Beth
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Originally broadcast by KCET (PBS) on their dramatic showcase series, "Visions," this sweet, quiet film is set during World War I. It is the story of Amy, a proper, but lonely housewife whose husband is away at war. She finds solace in a friendship with a more worldly female photographer, only to have her entire world turned upside down when the friendship becomes genuine love and she is forced to choose. Groundbreaking for its powerful yet non-prurient portrayal of lesbian first love. Written by Anonymous

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lesbian | world war one | See All (2) »

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Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 October 1976 (USA) See more »

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KCET See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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An exquisite story that needs to be on DVD
11 September 2004 | by dotjamesSee all my reviews

Almost 30 years later I recall this original PBS film as almost unbearably tender. Periodically, I check here at IMDb hoping that someone has had the good sense to purchase the rights and put it on a DVD. It's September of 2004, and I keep hoping -- deep sigh.

One of the two lead actors went on to a small career primarily in a prime-time evening soap; the other, Frances Lee McCain, was seen in small roles here and there for a few years. But nothing they did before or after ever matched this little movie which was produced, as I recall it, on a short-lived PBS series which showcased original screenplays by new and up-and-coming playwrights.

I watched it every time it was shown on PBS, maybe 2 or 3 times. That was before the era of VCRs, so I have no record of it, except in my mind's eye.

12/31/2006 addition to above: Happy New Year, ladies! This wonderful film is finally available on DVD at ladyslipper.org. My understanding is that the DVDs are burned from the writer's own personal copy.


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