Love Comes Quietly (1973)

Angela – Love Comes Quietly is a 1973 Dutch film directed by Nikolai van der Heyde starring Barbara Seagull (aka Barbara Hershey), Ward de Ravet, Ralph Meeker, Kitty Jannssen, and Sandy van der Linden.

It’s one of those movies where Barbara Hershey, who was going by the name Barbara Seagull at the time (in honor of a seagull she accidentally killed while filming Frank Perry’s Last Summer in 1969) and was pregnant with David Carradine’s son Tom (whom she originally named Free) appears nude several times, and if that’s not reason enough for you to watch it, I don’t know what is.

In 1926, young Harm-Wouter (Sandy van der Linden) returns to his native Dutch village after flunking out of engineering school, much to the dismay of his father, Menno Dijkstra (Ward de Ravet), a local cheese factory owner. Meanwhile, American Ben Hoeksema (Ralph Meeker), who grew up in the village and was in love with Harm-Wouter’s mother (Kitty Janssen), returns as well, along with his pregnant stepdaughter, Angela (Barbara “Seagull” a.k.a. Hershey), who causes quite a sensation in the conservative town.      

Actors: Barbara Hershey