Television: Compassionate Young Man

In the first original play of its five years of faithful adaptations, the Peabody-Award-winning Hallmark Hall of Fame rose to a level rare in the theater and rarer yet on TV. The drama: Little Moon of Alban, a lyric consecration of love and faith by young (30) Playwright-Actor James Costigan.

Little Moon's young Irish heroine, embroiled in the "troubles" of 1916-21, felt her faith in God shaken when the English occupiers killed her father, brother and betrothed. She sought refuge as a Roman Catholic Sister of Charity, was soon assigned to nurse the Englishmen who had destroyed her world. In a Dublin...

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