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Frances Poster
Primary Location: First Saw: In Theatre Saw at/with: At Milford Post Showcase
Rating: R Year: 1982 Category: Drama
Director: Graeme Clifford Time: min. Writer: Eric Bergren & Christopher De Vore

Mine: Wonderful and moving perfomance by Lange. Hard to watch, but very well done.
Leonard Maltin/Plot synopsis: Biography of 1930s movie star Frances Farmer--who wound up in a barbaric insane asylum--chronicles her tragic life in some detail, but doesn't help us understand the reasons for her self-destructive tendencies. Well crafted but cold and depressing, despite impressive performances by Lange and Stanley, as Frances' crazed mother. Her story is also told in the TVM, WILL THERE REALLY BE A MORNING? and in the independent feature COMMITTED. Look for Kevin Costner, who has one line in an alley.
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Jessica Lange Jessica Lange as:
Frances Farmer
Bonnie Bartlett as:
Bart Burns as:
Ernest Farmer
Kevin Costner Kevin Costner as:
Man in Alley
Kim Stanley as:
Lillian Farmer
Jack Riley as:
Bob Barnes
Sam Shepard Sam Shepard as:
Harry York
Karin Strandjord as:
Anjelica Huston Anjelica Huston as:
Mental Patient