Father Damien: The Leper Priest


2h 1980

Brief 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 f

Film Details

Release Date
1980

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

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.

Film Details

Release Date
1980

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

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Miscellaneous Notes

Aired in United States October 27, 1980

This picture is dedicated to the memory of David Janssen.