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1842, Orry Main leaves Mont Royal, the cotton plantation near Charleston (South Carolina) he's heir to, on his way to West Point for two years of officer's training. On the way he stops a ... See full summary »

Director:

Richard T. Heffron

Writers:

John Jakes (from the novel by), Douglas Heyes (developed for television by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Kirstie Alley ... Virgilia Hazard
Georg Stanford Brown ... Garrison Grady
David Carradine ... Justin LaMotte
Philip Casnoff ... Elkanah Bent
Lesley-Anne Down ... Madeline Fabray LaMotte
Genie Francis ... Brett Main (credit only)
Terri Garber ... Ashton Main (credit only)
Wendy Kilbourne ... Constance Flynn (credit only)
Jim Metzler ... James Huntoon (credit only)
James Read ... George Hazard
Lewis Smith ... Charles Main (credit only)
John Stockwell ... Billy Hazard (credit only)
Patrick Swayze ... Orry Main
Johnny Cash ... John Brown (credit only)
Olivia Cole ... Maum Sally
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1842, Orry Main leaves Mont Royal, the cotton plantation near Charleston (South Carolina) he's heir to, on his way to West Point for two years of officer's training. On the way he stops a runaway carriage, meets and falls in love with Madeline Fabray, who agrees to write to him. However she is moving from Atlanta with her father, Nicholas Fabray, who needs her to wed his rude neighbor, rich Resolute plantation owner Justin LaMotte. Fighting off scum trying to extort exorbitant porters wages, Orry meets fellow cadet George Hazard, son of a Pennsylvania machines manufacturer. The hazing lives up to its reputation, not in the least due to drill master Elkanah Bent. Georgian drillmaster Bent takes particular pleasure in humbling Ohio cadet Ned Fiske at sword-practice but is humiliatingly defeated by Carolinian Orry. Madeline no longer receives Orry's letters, so she become susceptible to Justin's generous courting. George and Orry decide to share their allowances with Fisk so he must not ... Written by KGF Vissers

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Genres:

Drama | History | Romance | War

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 November 1985 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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In the scene in which Madeleine is sitting at the piano, pining for Orry (at approximately 00:49:30) she is actually playing the theme from North And South. See more »

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Justin: If there is a war with Mexico, it's going to play havoc with my wine cellar.
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Yankee Doodle
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