Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story

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Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story
Written byAlison Cross
Directed byJeff Bleckner
StarringGlenn Close
Judy Davis
Jan Rubeš
Wendy Makkena
Susan Barnes
Theme music composerDavid Shire
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Executive producer(s)Glenn Close
Cis Corman
Neil Meron
Barbra Streisand
Craig Zadan
Producer(s)Richard Heus
Production location(s)Vancouver
CinematographyGlen MacPherson
Editor(s)Geoffrey Rowland
Running time91 minutes
Production company/companiesBarwood Films
Storyline Productions
Trillium Productions
TriStar Television
Original networkNBC
Picture formatColor (Technicolor)
Audio formatStereo
Original releaseFebruary 6, 1995 (1995-02-06)

Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story is a 1995 American television film that aired on NBC and stars Glenn Close and Judy Davis.


The film recounts the events in the life of Colonel Margarethe Cammermeyer which led to her retirement[1] from the Washington National Guard under the U.S. military's gay exclusion policy.


Actor Role
Glenn Close Col. Margarethe Cammermeyer
Judy Davis Diane Divelbess
Jan Rubeš Far
Wendy Makkena Mary Newcombe
Susan Barnes Capt. Kern
Eric Dane Matt
Ryan Reynolds Andy
Molly Parker Lynette
Jim Byrnes Vet

Awards and nominations[edit]

Artios Award (1995)

  • Won, "Best Casting for TV Movie of the Week" - Valorie Massalas

Emmy Awards (1995)

GLAAD Media Awards (1996)

  • Won, "Outstanding TV Movie"[3]

Golden Globe Awards (1996)

Peabody Awards (1996)

Screen Actors Guild Awards (1996)

Writers Guild of America Award (1996)

  • Nominated, "Original Long Form" - Alison Cross


  1. ^ Cammermeyer's website
  2. ^ a b c Feinberg, Scott (26 September 2018). "'Awards Chatter' Podcast — Glenn Close ('The Wife')". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 10 October 2018.
  3. ^ Lisa Tendrich Frank An Encyclopedia of American Women at War: From the Home Front to the battlefields, p. 120, at Google Books
  4. ^ "Margarethe Cammermeyer". Washington State Nurses Association. Retrieved 10 October 2018.
  5. ^ "Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story". Retrieved 10 October 2018.

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