Act of the Heart | 1970

Drama
Zealously devout Christian Martha arrives in Montreal to assist widowed mother Johane with the care of her ailing young son, Russell. Martha lives with a monastic simplicity, spending her free time singing with a church ...more
Director: Paul Almond
Writers: Paul Almond
Awards: 1 Golden Globe nomination. | full awards »

Cast

... Martha Hayes

Actor

... Father Michael Ferrier

Actor

... Johane Foss

Actor

... Russell Foss

Actor

... Housekeeper

Actor

... Adele

Actor

... Diedrich

Actor

... Parks Commissioner

Actor

... Coach Ti-Jo

Actor

... Choirmaster

Actor

Company

Quest Productions

Production Company

Synopsis

Zealously devout Christian Martha arrives in Montreal to assist widowed mother Johane with the care of her ailing young son, Russell. Martha lives with a monastic simplicity, spending her free time singing with a church choir, despite being surrounded by wealthy people. Life becomes more interesting when she develops a crush on handsome priest Ferrier -- but a spiritual crisis pushes her to make a dangerous confession.

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