Secrets is set in 1910 in a country town in Iowa. A prominent doctor, Will Berter, lives in an upper class home with his much younger wife, Etta, their 14-year old daughter, Anna, and their maid, Edwina. Hailus, a summer houseguest, arrives and he becomes the center of attention, eventually fathering an illigitemate child. This causes a chain reaction of moral and emotional delemma which destroys lives and the family.

  • Starring: Veronica Hamel, Richard Kiley and Julie Harris
  • Director(s): Jud Taylor
  • Producer(s): Signboard Hill Productions
  • Screenwriter(s): Barbara Esstman, Jerome Kass
  • Distributor: Hallmark Home Entertainment
  • Release Date: Thursday, January 04, 1996

Featured Animal Action

Horses are used in the film. All the scenes are brief. A horse is used in several scenes trotting and pulling a carriage. Horses are also seen in the background at a coral. In one scene, horses are seen hitched to a post as it rains heavily in the foreground. Although American Humane was not on set during the actual filming of the animals, a representative of the Forsyth Humane Society did inspect the set and reviewed shooting procedures with the production company.