Ruth White shines in this filmed stage adaptation of Paul Zindel’s play, staring as Helen, a modest cleaning woman who strikes up a unique and inspiring friendship with a dolphin housed in the scientific research lab where she works. Produced and directed by Glenn Jordan, the film features the work of celebrated puppeteer Bil Baird and an original score by jazz greats the Modern Jazz Quartet.
Glenn Jordan (born April 5, 1936) is an Emmy award-winning American television director and producer.
Born in San Antonio, Texas, Jordan directed multiple episodes of Family and has helmed numerous television movies, several based on real persons as diverse as Benjamin Franklin, George Armstrong Custer, Lucille Ball, Christa McAuliffe, and Karen Ann Quinlan. His directing credits include small-screen adaptions of The Picture of Dorian Gray, Les Misérables, Hogan’s Goat, Eccentricities of a Nightingale, A Streetcar Named Desire, O Pioneers!, and A Christmas Memory. Additional television directing credits include Heartsounds, Botticelli, Sarah, Plain and Tall, To Dance with the White Dog, Barbarians at the Gate, The Long Way Home, Sarah, Plain and Tall: Winter’s End, The Boys and Jane’s House.
Jordan has directed three feature films: Only When I Laugh, The Buddy System, and Mass Appeal.
Jordan has been nominated for thirteen Emmy Awards and won four, for producing… read more