Silence of the North

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Silence of the North ★★ ½ 1981 (PG)

A widow (Burstyn) with three children struggles to survive under rugged pioneer conditions on the Canadian frontier. The scenery is, not surprisingly, stunning. Based on a true but generic story. 94m/C VHS . CA Ellen Burstyn, Tom Skerritt; D: Allan Winton King; M: Michael Conway Baker.