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Having locked Madeline in her room and nearly starving her to death, Justin convinces the doctor that her condition is self-inflicted. The doctor prescribes his own tonic and a daily dose ... See full summary »

Director:

Richard T. Heffron

Writers:

John Jakes (from the novel by), Douglas Heyes (developed for television by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Kirstie Alley ... Virgilia Hazard Grady
Georg Stanford Brown ... Garrison Grady
David Carradine ... Justin LaMotte
Philip Casnoff ... Major Elkanah Bent
Lesley-Anne Down ... Madeline Fabray LaMotte
Genie Francis ... Brett Main
Terri Garber ... Ashton Main Huntoon
Wendy Kilbourne ... Constance Flynn Hazard
Jim Metzler ... James Huntoon
James Read ... George Hazard
Lewis Smith ... Charles Main (credit only)
John Stockwell ... Billy Hazard
Patrick Swayze ... Orry Main
Johnny Cash ... John Brown
Olivia Cole ... Maum Sally (credit only)
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Having locked Madeline in her room and nearly starving her to death, Justin convinces the doctor that her condition is self-inflicted. The doctor prescribes his own tonic and a daily dose of laudanum which, despite its addictive qualities, will serve to calm her nerves. Madeline is soon a very different woman: submissive and with few words to say, she has little memory of her love affair with Orry and their decision to run off together. Orry and Brett travel to Philadelphia where he wants to give his good friend George Hazard his share of the profits from their cotton mill. Unfortunately, Virgilia is also visiting leading to a confrontation with Orry over slavery. Orry and Brett leave and it will be some time before before he and George see one another. On the train trip home, they are stopped by a group led by abolitionist John Brown. Ashton, now married to James Hontoon, spends a good deal of her time in bed with lovers while her political activist husband is away promoting ... Written by garykmcd

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Genres:

Drama | History | Romance | War

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 November 1985 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Abraham Lincoln is shown wearing his famous beard on campaign posters for the presidential election of 1860. He did not grow a beard until after he had won the election. See more »

Quotes

Virgilia: You think he's dead dont you? He's not dead he's free.
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