The War Widow

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The War Widow
Genre Drama
Written by Harvey Perr
Directed by Paul Bogart
Starring Pamela Bellwood
Frances Lee McCain
Tim Matheson
Maxine Stuart
Nan Martin
Music by Mark Snow
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Producer(s) Barbra Schultz
Editor(s) Roy Stewart
Running time 85 minutes
Production company(s) KCET
Distributor PBS
Original network PBS
Original release October 28, 1976

The War Widow is a 1976 television film starring Pamela Bellwood, Frances Lee McCain, Tim Matheson, Maxine Stuart, and Nan Martin. Originally broadcast by KCET, Los Angeles (then a PBS affiliate) on their dramatic showcase series, "Visions KCET", the film is set during World War I. It is the story of Amy, a proper, but lonely housewife whose husband is away at war. She finds solace in a friendship with a more worldly female photographer, only to have her entire world turned upside down when the friendship becomes genuine love and she is forced to choose. The first lesbian love story on mainstream American television, it is written by Harvey Perr and features direction by Paul Bogart.

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