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Lonelyhearts (1958)

| Drama | 1958 (USA)
Eager to land a journalistic position, Adam White goes to work as an advice-giving newspaper columnist. His editor, Shrike, takes pleasure in browbeating his alcoholic wife Florence for her... See full summary »

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Cast

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Adam White
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Florence Shrike
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Justy Sargeant
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Ned Gates
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Frank Goldsmith
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Mr. Lassiter
Frank Maxwell ...
Pat Doyle
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Mr. Sargeant
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Johnny, Bartender
Don Washbrook ...
Don Sargeant
Johnny Washbrook ...
Johnny Sargeant (as John Washbrook)
JB Welch ...
Charlie
Mary Alan Hokanson ...
Edna
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Eager to land a journalistic position, Adam White goes to work as an advice-giving newspaper columnist. His editor, Shrike, takes pleasure in browbeating his alcoholic wife Florence for her past adultery, and assigning his employees journalistic jobs for which they have little aptitude or interest. Shrike goads Adam into meeting one of his correspondents, Fay Doyle, a teary, self-pitying woman who makes a play for him. Adam is torn between his loyalty to the newspaper and his girl Justy. Written by alfiehitchie

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"SOME WIVES CHEAT BECAUSE THEIR HUSBANDS DO...AND SOME BECAUSE THEY'RE JUST NO GOOD!" (original print ad - all caps)

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1958 (USA)  »

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Miss Lonelyheart  »

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In opening scene, Adam orders ginger ale "on the rocks" - which arrives with one minuscule cube that disappears and materializes from shot to shot. See more »

Quotes

Adam White, nee Lassiter: Well, uh...
Fay Doyle: Well, say something nice to me.
[he remains quiet]
Fay Doyle: Goodbye kiss, maybe?
[he remains still]
Fay Doyle: You're not a very appreciative fellow. Love 'em and leave 'em, is that it?
Adam White, nee Lassiter: Mrs. Doyle, I didn't call you...
Fay Doyle: All right, what did you call me up for? Who are you kidding? Listen, you wanted a sad story, you heard a sad story! You also wanted some action!
Adam White, nee Lassiter: You're right.
Fay Doyle: You're damn right I'm right!
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M. Clift was still great post-accident!
11 December 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Interesting newspaper tale with Montgomery Clift as interesting as ever, even though he'd had his car accident which changed his face. One of the best actors ever (along with Brando). He was great for the last 10 years of his life after his tragedy. Maureen Stapleton was heartbreakingly ignorant. Robert Ryan tough as nails. Myrna Loy beautiful and sensitive in a strange marriage and Mike Kellin adds authenticity. A great book by Nathaniel West who wrote DAY OF THE LOCUST.

I know this film bombed in '58..who cares? Too hip for the room. Definitely in the top ten of that year and Clift added another great character, even though he must have been in pain. Best performance = Maureen Stapleton (nominated).


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