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Adapted by Horton Foote from his own play, 1918 focuses on a small Texas town beset by a major flue epidemic during World War I. In this slow-paced, melancholy story of internecine family strife, Horace Robedaux (William Converse-Roberts) comes from the poor side of the town's citizenry, but he married into the landed gentry when he wed Elizabeth (Hallie Foote), a change that bothers him constantly. His father-in-law is a rigid though well-intentioned patriarch, and his mother-in-law is often at odds with ...
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William Converse-Roberts, Hallie Foote, Rochelle Oliver, Matthew Broderick, Jeanne McCarthy, Horton Foote July 13, 2004 DVD New in new packaging. Language: English. Run time: ... 89 mins. Aspect ratio: 1.78: 1. Originally released: 1985. BRAND NEW FACTORY SEALED! ! ! From the gifted pen of Academy Award-winning screenwriter Horton Foote (To Kill a Mockingbird, Tender Mercies) comes a touching trilogy of American tales set in early 20th Century Texas. At the height of World War I, Elizabeth and her husband face hard times when her previously disapproving father steps in to take care of her children so her beloved can go off to war. Matthew Broderick heads a powerhouse cast in this remarkable drama, whose characters were further explored in two subsequent films. Read more Show Less

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Adapted by Horton Foote from his own play, 1918 focuses on a small Texas town beset by a major flue epidemic during World War I. In this slow-paced, melancholy story of internecine family strife, Horace Robedaux (William Converse-Roberts) comes from the poor side of the town's citizenry, but he married into the landed gentry when he wed Elizabeth (Hallie Foote), a change that bothers him constantly. His father-in-law is a rigid though well-intentioned patriarch, and his mother-in-law is often at odds with Elizabeth -- the seeds of that friction undoubtedly lie in the family's opposition to Elizabeth marrying Horace. Besides, these wealthy parents treat Elizabeth and Horace as though they were still children -- and they are now the proud parents of a baby boy. Changes occur when Horace makes a sudden decision to go off to war, after assurances from his father-in-law that he will care for Elizabeth in the meantime -- and the flu epidemic strikes much closer to the family than anyone would have imagined. The film was later telecast as part of a Horton Foote trilogy on PBS' American Playhouse.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/13/2004
  • UPC: 014381042627
  • Original Release: 1985
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  • Source: Image Entertainment
  • Region Code: 0
  • Time: 1:34:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
William Converse-Roberts Horace Robedaux
Hallie Foote Elizabeth Robedaux
Rochelle Oliver Mrs. Vaughn
Matthew Broderick Brother
Jeanne McCarthy Bessie
Horton Foote Jessie
Bill McGhee Sam
L.T. Felty Mr. Thatcher
Tom Murrel Stanley
Phil Smith Bill
Norma Allen Mrs. Gregory
Margaret Spaulding Mrs. Cunningham
Carol Goodheart Ruth Amos
Buffy Carrol Gladys Maud
Betty Murphy Verna
Frost O. Myers Man
Peggy Feury Mrs. Boone
Belinda Jackson Irma Sue
Janice Woodson Country Woman
Nick Jordon Jerry
Jerry Biggs Clyde
Cynthia Rogers Mrs. Drayton
Anna Harrison Mary Beth
Lisa Howard Constance
Nancy Harrison Aunt Inez
Allan Alexander Straggler
Gil Glasgow Davis
Erin McLemore Jenny
Randy Moore Dr. White
Michael Higgins Mr. Vaughn
Technical Credits
Ken Harrison Director
Lewis M. Allen Producer
Becky Block Art Director, Set Decoration/Design
Horton Foote Screenwriter
Lillian Foote Producer
Ross Milloy Producer
Peter Newman Producer
Michael O'Sullivan Art Director
Van Broughton Ramsey Costumes/Costume Designer
Carla Palmer Rulien Makeup
Leon Seith Editor
Walker Stuart Co-producer
George Tirl Cinematographer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Main Title [2:20]
2. Harrison, Texas 1918 [9:45]
3. Home Sweet Home [7:04]
4. A Patriotic Offer [5:48]
5. Heart to Heart [4:46]
6. Brothers Trouble [6:38]
7. The Flu [6:28]
8. Demise [8:13]
9. Breaking the News [6:39]
10. A New Beginning [4:24]
11. Celebration and Sorrow [7:29]
12. The Way Things Were [6:54]
13. It's Time [9:17]
14. New Arrival [5:16]
15. End Credits [2:23]
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