Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story

Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story is a 1995 American television film that aired on NBC and stars Glenn Close and Judy Davis.

Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story
Written byAlison Cross
Directed byJeff Bleckner
StarringGlenn Close
Judy Davis
Jan Rubeš
Wendy Makkena
Susan Barnes
Theme music composerDavid Shire
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Executive producer(s)Glenn Close
Cis Corman
Neil Meron
Barbra Streisand
Craig Zadan
Producer(s)Richard Heus
Production location(s)Vancouver
CinematographyGlen MacPherson
Editor(s)Geoffrey Rowland
Running time91 minutes
Production company(s)Barwood Films
Storyline Productions
Trillium Productions
TriStar Television
Original networkNBC
Picture formatColor (Technicolor)
Audio formatStereo
Original releaseFebruary 6, 1995 (1995-02-06)


The film recounts the events in the life of Colonel Margarethe Cammermeyer which led to her retirement[1] from the Washington National Guard under the U.S. military's gay exclusion policy.


Glenn CloseCol. Margarethe Cammermeyer
Judy DavisDiane Divelbess
Jan RubešFar
Wendy MakkenaMary Newcombe
Susan BarnesCapt. Kern
Eric DaneMatt
Ryan ReynoldsAndy
Molly ParkerLynette
Jim ByrnesVet

Awards and nominations

Artios Award (1995)

  • Won, "Best Casting for TV Movie of the Week" - Valorie Massalas

Emmy Awards (1995)

GLAAD Media Awards (1996)

  • Won, "Outstanding TV Movie"[3]

Golden Globe Awards (1996)

Peabody Awards (1996)

Screen Actors Guild Awards (1996)

Writers Guild of America Award (1996)

  • Nominated, "Original Long Form" - Alison Cross


  1. Cammermeyer's website
  2. Feinberg, Scott (26 September 2018). "'Awards Chatter' Podcast — Glenn Close ('The Wife')". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 10 October 2018.
  3. Lisa Tendrich Frank An Encyclopedia of American Women at War: From the Home Front to the battlefields, p. 120, at Google Books
  4. "Margarethe Cammermeyer". Washington State Nurses Association. Retrieved 10 October 2018.
  5. "Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story". Retrieved 10 October 2018.
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