The People

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A young woman is assigned to teach school in a secluded valley whose inhabitants appear stern, secretive and anti-pleasure. Following two children who disappear to play in the woods, she finds that this is actually a community of extraterrestrials with mild paranormal powers who are attempting to repress and deny their heritage for fear of arousing prejudice and hatred in their human neighbors. Based on a series of novels by the late Zenna Henderson.

  1. John Korty


  2. Zenna Henderson


  3. James M. Miller


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  1. Kim Darby

    Kim Darby

    Melodye Amerson

  2. William Shatner

    William Shatner

    Dr. Curtis

  3. Diane Varsi

    Diane Varsi

    Valancy Carmody

  4. Dan O'Herlihy

    Dan O'Herlihy

    Sol Diemus

  5. Laurie Walters

    Laurie Walters

    Karen Diemus

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The People


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Status Released

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  • January 22, 1972


Original Language English

Runtime 1h 14m

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