The feast of all saints: (2 DVDs)

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Showtime Entertainment,
Pub. Date:
[2003]
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Widescreen format.
Language:
English
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Based on a story by Anne Rice, this made-for-cable miniseries explores the little-known phenomenon of the "Gens de Couleur Libres," or "Free People of Color," who lived in Louisiana at a time when slavery still held a stranglehold on much of the South. In 1822, it was not at all uncommon for attractive women of color to be retained as a "placage," a sort of "kept woman" who served the wishes of wealthy landowners, and after Philippe Ferronnaire (Peter Gallagher) enters into a loveless arranged marriage with Aglae (Jenny Levine) in order to curry the favor of her elderly (and very well-to-do) father Magloire Dazincourt (John Gilbert), he soon finds himself the father of two families -- one raised by Aglae, and another raised by his "placage" Cecile Ste. Marie (Gloria Reuben), a lovely bi-racial woman from Haiti. Philippe's son with Cecile, Marcel Ste. Marie (Robert Richard), is raised with the promise that, even though Philippe cannot officially acknowledge his parenthood, he will receive a first-class education in Europe, and Marcel finds himself travelling between the worlds of wealthy whites and economically disadvantaged Creoles in New Orleans. In time, Marcel falls in love with a girl of similar circumstances, Anna Bella (Bianca Lawson), but as fate would have it, her guardian, Elsie Claviere (Ruby Dee), has already arranged for the girl to enter into a "placage" with Vincent Dazincourt (Alec McClure), who happens to be Philippe's brother-in-law. Directed by Peter Medak, Feast of All Saints also features Ben Vereen and Ossie Davis. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
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Grouping Titlefeast of all saints 2 dvds
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auth_author2Beals, Jennifer.
Davis, Ossie.
Dee, Ruby.
Gallagher, Peter, 1955-
Grier, Pam, 1949-
Guy, Jasmine.
Jones, James Earl.
Kitt, Eartha.
Lawson, Bianca, 1979-
McIntosh, Peter R.
Medak, Peter.
Ri'chard, Robert.
Rice, Anne, 1941-
Rowell, Victoria.
Ruben, Gloria.
Vereen, Ben.
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Dee, Ruby.
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Grier, Pam,1949-
Guy, Jasmine.
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John Wilder Nightwatch Productions.
Jones, James Earl.
Katherine Dunham Company.
Kitt, Eartha.
Lawson, Bianca,1979-
McIntosh, Peter R.
Medak, Peter.
Ri'chard, Robert.
Rice, Anne,1941-Feast of all saints.
Rowell, Victoria.
Ruben, Gloria.
Showtime Entertainment.
Showtime Networks.
Spirit Dance Productions (Firm)
Vereen, Ben.
Whitaker, Forest.
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Historical films
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title_displayThe feast of all saints: (2 DVDs)
title_fullThe feast of all saints: (2 DVDs) Showtime presents ; directed by Peter Medak ; teleplay by John Wilder ; producer, Peter McIntosh ; a Katherine Company/Spirit Dance Production in association with John Wilder Nightwatch Productions ; Hallmark Entertainment
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Families
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758445204827 (pt 2)