Entertaining Angels: The Dorothy Day Story

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Dorothy Day is no saint. She lives hard, makes mistakes, endures the consequences. But the unquenchable fire burning within her cannot be contained. Dorothy wants to make a difference. During the Depression, she vows to house the homeless, feed the hungry, tend the sick. Easily said. Not easily done when her total finances amount to 97 cents in a battered canister. Yet Dorothy persists, walking on frequently stormy waters of faith.

Popular stars and important themes combine in this compelling true story of the “American Mother Teresa,” filmed by Paulist Pictures (Romero) from a script by ER writer and executive producer John Wells. Moira Kelly plays Day, the impassioned New York journalist who launched the activist newspaper “Catholic Worker” and put the words she wrote into controversial action. Martin Sheen, Melinda Dillon and Brian Keith join Kelly in this moving saga of a faith not just believed, but lived.

(Parental Warning: Some Mild Language!)

ACTOR ~~~~~~~~~~ CHARACTER ACTOR ~~~~~~~~~~ CHARACTER
  • Moira Kelly ~~~ Dorothy Day
  • Martin Sheen ~~~ Peter Maurin
  • Lenny von Dohlen ~~~ Forster Batterham
  • Melinda Dillon ~~~ Sister Aloysius
  • Paul Lieber ~~~ Mike Gold
  • Heather Graham ~~~ Maggie Bowen
  • Boyd Kestner ~~~ Lionel Moise
  • James Lancaster ~~~ Eugene O’Neill
  • Geoffrey Blake ~~~ Floyd Dell
  • Brian Keith ~~~ Cardinal
  • Heather Camille ~~~ Tamar
  • Thom Adcox-Hernandez ~~~ Dan Irwin
  • David Berón ~~~ John
  • Pamela Shafer ~~~ Tesse
  • Allyce Beasley ~~~ Frankie
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