In this adaptation of the Carson McCullers novel, John Singer (Alan Arkin), who is deaf and mute, tries to help the people around him. He rents a bedroom in a small Southern town in order to be closer to his friend, Spiros (Chuck McCann), who is also deaf. John attempts to strike up a friendship with Mick (Sondra Locke), the teenage daughter of his disabled landlord (Biff McGuire), and meets the town drunk (Stacy Keach Jr.). Later, he helps Dr. Copeland (Percy Rodrigues) confront his failing health.
Director: Robert Ellis Miller
Producer: Thomas C. Ryan and Marc Merson
Cast: Alan Arkin, Sondra Locke, Stacy Keach Jr., Laurinda Barrett, Chuck McCann, Biff McGuire, Percy Rodrigues, Cicely Tyson, Jackie Marlowe, Johnny Popwell, Wayne Smith, Peter Mamakos, John O'Leary, Hubert Harper, Anna Lee Carroll and Ronald A. Riner