More than anything in the world, Sam Lawson wants to be a successful actor. Is he willing to sacrifice his wife, happiness and personal reputation to achieve his goal?

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Maurice 'Maury' Novak
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Sam Lawson
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Sharon Kensington
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Shirley Drake
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Barbara Lawson Helmsley
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Marie, Secretary to Shirley Drake
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More than anything in the world, Sam Lawson wants to be a successful actor. Is he willing to sacrifice his wife, happiness and personal reputation to achieve his goal?

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Sharon Kensington: Oh, what a lovely name. I love that name. You know, the first man I ever completely destroyed was named Sam. He's a hairdresser now.
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acting! acting!!
22 August 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Some of the finest work for both Franciosa AND Dean Martin, but Franciosa is extraordinary. More so for the limited but workable script. Carolyn Jones' role should have been larger as her character draws your attention every moment she is on.

On the whole a very good piece, poignant and bitter...


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