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Entertaining Angels: The Dorothy Day Story (1996)

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Chronicles the life of Dorothy Day who dedicated herself in service to her socialist beliefs and her adopted faith of Catholicism. The movement she created continues to thrive to this day, ... See full summary »

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Michael Ray Rhodes

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John Wells
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Moira Kelly ... Dorothy Day
Martin Sheen ... Peter Maurin
Lenny von Dohlen ... Forster Batterham
Melinda Dillon ... Sister Aloysius
Paul Lieber ... Mike Gold
Heather Graham ... Maggie Bowen
Boyd Kestner ... Lionel Moise
James Lancaster ... Eugene O'Neill
Geoffrey Blake ... Floyd Dell
Brian Keith ... Cardinal
Heather Camille Heather Camille ... Tamar
Thom Adcox-Hernandez ... Dan Irwin
David Berón ... John
Pamela Shafer Pamela Shafer ... Tesse
Allyce Beasley ... Frankie
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Chronicles the life of Dorothy Day who dedicated herself in service to her socialist beliefs and her adopted faith of Catholicism. The movement she created continues to thrive to this day, with more than 200 communities across the United States and another 28 communities abroad. The title of the movie is taken from a phrase which means to treat all guests, whether they be kings or peasants, like they were visiting angels. Written by mahajanssen

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No force could sway her. No fear could stop her.


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Rated PG-13 for a range of thematic elements, some sensuality and brief language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 September 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Entertaining Angels See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$711,872
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Runtime:

(Encore-True Stories Library print)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Moira Kelly and Martin Sheen also star together in, "The West Wing." See more »

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Goes along with the movie THE WAY if you don't mind Martin SHeen. I love his work here
6 April 2016 | by jonbee223See all my reviews

Helpful to see the life of a person now beatified. Sainthood pending. I suspect the most informative information about her is in the FBI files, from the years she was agitating for the Female vote, and for a Social security underlying our economy. Pretty clear things haven't changed.

The best of this is a view into how the errors she became painfully aware of were removed by the Grace she experienced. "You are no Marxist" is a good line. The movie nowhere mentions Therese of Liseaux who died a few years before Dorothy was born. Dorothy Day wrote the biographies for Therese of the Little Flowers parents. Like others I would like to see the movement clarified in another movie: what happened to the kids who were raised along side the poor.


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