Silence

  • 1974
  • Movie
  • G
  • Children's

A real family (literally) film, as Geer, his daughter, and grandsons star in this simple, occasionally charming story. Geer plays a hermit in the mountainous California woodlands. Ellen Geer is foster mother to Flanders (her real-life son), an autistic boy who gets lost in the forest. Geer finds him and teaches the supposedly unreachable lad a few things...read more

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A real family (literally) film, as Geer, his daughter, and grandsons star in this simple, occasionally charming story. Geer plays a hermit in the mountainous California woodlands. Ellen Geer is foster mother to Flanders (her real-life son), an autistic boy who gets lost in the forest.

Geer finds him and teaches the supposedly unreachable lad a few things before the rescue party finds the pair. Geer, a fine actor, gives a sensitive performance and overcomes some of the film's inherent sentimentality. The story occasionaly drags, needing some tighter editing. The script was

coauthored by Mackey, a woman noted for her educational film work.

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  • Released: 1974
  • Rating: G
  • Review: A real family (literally) film, as Geer, his daughter, and grandsons star in this simple, occasionally charming story. Geer plays a hermit in the mountainous California woodlands. Ellen Geer is foster mother to Flanders (her real-life son), an autistic boy… (more)

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