Father Damien: The Leper Priest | 1980

Drama
The dramatization of the life of the 19th century priest who devoted himself to service in Hawaii's leper colony cast Ken Howard in the title role as a last-minute replacement for David Janssen, who had just died and to ...more

Cast

... Father Damien

Actor (1980-1981)

... Bishop Koeckemann

Actor (1980-1981)

... William Robertson

Actor (1980-1981)

... Bishop Maigret

Actor (1980-1981)

... Superintendent Rudolph Meyer

Actor (1980-1981)

... Captain Sweeney

Actor (1980-1981)

... Dr Arthur Mouritz

Actor (1980-1981)

... Father Montiton

Actor (1980-1981)

... Nalani

Actor (1980-1981)

... Prime Minister Gibson

Actor (1980-1981)

... Kaipo

Actor (1980-1981)

... Father Leonor

Actor (1980-1981)

Company

Production Company

Production Company

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Synopsis

The dramatization of the life of the 19th century priest who devoted himself to service in Hawaii's leper colony cast Ken Howard in the title role as a last-minute replacement for David Janssen, who had just died and to whose memory this film is dedicated. Nominated for Emmy Awards were Peter Matz for his music score, as well as the movie's makeup artist and hairstylist. A PBS documentary on the same subject preceded the initial showing of this film by several months.

Writers

Screenplay (1980-1981)

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