The Courage to Love (2000)





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Vanessa L. Williams stars in this made-for-TV drama as Henriette Delille, a woman born in New Orleans before the abolition of slavery. Delille refused to accept the narrow boundaries society attempted to impose upon her as a mixed-race woman (who are routinely married off to wealthy European visitors). While Gerard Gaultier (Gil Bellows), a successful French doctor, attempts to win her hand, Henriette instead pledges herself to serve the community, opening a combination school and medical clinic to look to the needs of the city's black community. While set in Louisiana, The Courage to Love (also shown as The Quadroon Ball) was shot in another place with a rich French heritage, the Canadian city of Quebec.
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Vanessa L. Williams
as Henriette Delille
Diahann Carroll
as Pouponne
Stacy Keach
as Jean-Baptiste
Gil Bellows
as Gerald Gaultier
Cynda Williams
as Cecelia Delille
David La Haye
as Father Rousselon
Kevin Jubinville
as Frank Morgan
Jean-Louis Roux
as Bishop Blanc
Karen Williams
as Julie Gadin
Lisa Bronwyn Moore
as Marie Alicot
Susannah Hoffman
as Anne Morgan
Lise Roy
as Mother Superior
Eddie B. Smith
as Jacques
Raven Dauda
as Betsie'
Grame Somerville
as Paul Cartier
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As far as made-for-TV dramas go this one was pretty good. The story was laid out in a sad and heartbreaking way and even the happy ending was bittersweet.

Heather Metzger
Heather Metzger

An interesting movie with a great story plot.

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