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Loosely based on the life of Marilyn Monroe, the story of a young woman destined from childhood on to be adored by millions but unhappy in her own life. Patty Duke plays Emily Ann Faulkner as a young, friendless, fatherless rural southern girl whose mother is indifferent to her. As a teenager, Emily Ann, played by Kim Stanley, remains a loner but with one small exception - boys dote on her, drawn by her beauty and her powerful aura of feminine sexuality. Emily Ann marries young but leaves her first husband when she meets young prizefighter Dutch Seymour (Lloyd Bridges). She becomes an actress and her star rises rapidly until she hits the heights of fame - and the depths of anguish. Written by
Emily claims that Stage Door, a play she appeared in during high school, was written by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman; in reality it was written by Kaufman and Edna Ferber. See more »
Emily Ann Faulkner:
It's fraud, John - isn't it. It's a fraud. You know, I can hardly get out of a taxi in New York City but what there's people crowding around me, screaming about how much they love me!
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Paddy Chayefsky's monologue-heavy lambasting of the Sex Symbol mythology, with Kim Stanley as a troubled young woman from Maryland who comes to Los Angeles in the 1940s to work as an actress and becomes a star. Queasy, peculiar melodrama seems to blame show-business for the girl's plight, but we can clearly see from the beginning she's an extremely insecure person, able to attract people but not capable of keeping them. Stanley does everything she can with this role, but she looks much more mature than the men she's paired up with, and Chayefsky does her a disservice by having everyone talk about what a talent she is but never letting us see for ourselves. It's a busy, chatty movie that tries on different themes and then drops them (just as it does most of the male characters). Patty Duke (pre-"The Miracle Worker") has a nice bit near the beginning (playing Stanley as a grade-schooler), the black-and-white cinematography is quite good and there are flashes of interest throughout. ** from ****
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