Evergreen 1985 DVD (Region 1 - Playable in North America - The US, Canada, Mexico, etc.) Miniseries. 3-DVD Set. Quality: 7/10. Color.
Starring: Lesley Ann Warren, Armand Assante, Ian McShane, Betty Buckley, Brian Dennehy, Robert Vaughn, Joan Allen, Barbara Montgomery, Patricia Barry, Jackie Burroughs. Written by Jerome Kass, based on the novel by Belva Plain. Directed by Fielder Cook.
Based on the novel by Belva Plain, this epic miniseries spans generations from 1909 to 1959. The story begins in New York's Lower East Side with the arrival of Polish-Jewish immigrant Anna (Lesley Ann Warren). At first employed as a humble seamstress, Anna is whisked into a whole new world when she becomes the wife of the enterprising Joseph Friedman (Armand Assante), who eventually becomes a wealthy Westchester contractor. Even so, Anna's heart belongs to Paul Lerner (Ian McShane), the son of the prosperous Fifth Avenue family which employs her relatives. In 1918, Anna gives birth to Paul's daughter, allowing Joseph to believe that he is the father. The secret surrounding Anna's child will lead to a daunting and frequently heartbreaking chain of events, culminating decades later in the newly formed state of Israel, where Anna's grandson Eric hopes to "find himself" — and ends up finding more than he bargained for.