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Faces -- An old married man leaves his wife for a younger woman. Shortly after, his ex-wife also begins a relationship with a younger partner. The film follows their struggles to find love amongst each other.


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Release Date:
June 1968 (UK) See more »
The Acclaimed Motion Picture
A middle-aged man leaves his wife for a younger woman. Shortly after, his ex-wife also begins a relationship with a younger partner. The film follows their struggles to find love amongst each other. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 9 wins & 2 nominations See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

John Marley ... Richard Forst

Gena Rowlands ... Jeannie Rapp
Lynn Carlin ... Maria Forst
Fred Draper ... Freddie Draper

Seymour Cassel ... Chet

Val Avery ... Jim McCarthy

Dorothy Gulliver ... Florence
Joanne Moore Jordan ... Louise Draper

Darlene Conley ... Billy Mae
Gene Darfler ... Joe Jackson
Elizabeth Deering ... Stella
Ann Shirley (as Anne Shirley)
Dave Mazzie
Anita White
Julie Gambol
Edwin Sirianni
Liz Satriano
George Dunn ... Comedian (as George Dunne)
Jerry Howard
David Rowlands
Carolyn Fleming
James Bridges ... Extra (as Jim Bridges)
Kay Michaels
Don Kraatz
Laurie Mock ... Barmaid
John Hale
Christina Crawford ... Woman Scattering Coins on Bar
Midge Ware
George Sims ... Bartender
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Charles Akins ... (uncredited)

Nancy E. Barr ... Dancer at Nightclub (uncredited)

Don Siegel ... Extra at Whiskey A-Go-Go (uncredited)

Directed by
John Cassavetes 
Writing credits
John Cassavetes (written by)

Produced by
Maurice McEndree .... producer
Al Ruban .... associate producer
John Cassavetes .... producer (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Al Ruban 
Maurice McEndree (uncredited)
Haskell Wexler (uncredited)
Film Editing by
Maurice McEndree 
Al Ruban 
John Cassavetes (uncredited)
Art Direction by
Phedon Papamichael  (as Phaedon Papamichael)
Set Decoration by
Lady Rowlands 
Makeup Department
Harold Chaleff .... hair stylist: Miss Carlin
Production Management
James Joyce .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jerry Howard .... assistant director
John Nastu .... assistant director
George O'Halloran .... first assistant director
James Victor .... assistant director
Sound Department
Don Pike .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Charles Akins .... gaffer
Charles Akins .... key grip
John Bardwell .... still photographer
George Sims .... camera operator
Editorial Department
James Auker .... post-production
Jack Woods .... post-production
Music Department
Jack Ackerman .... musical director
Victor Arno .... musician: violin
Pete Candoli .... conductor
Pete Candoli .... musician: trumpet
Jack English .... musician: piano
Richard Grand .... assistant to musical director
Red Mitchell .... musician: bass guitar and guitarron
Ted Nash .... musician: tenor sax
Gary Nuttycomb .... musician: viola
Mischa Russell .... musician: violin
Victor Sazer .... musician: violin
Kenny Shroyer .... musician: trombone
Jerry Williams .... musician: drums
Other crew
Charles Akins .... stage manager
Dick Balduzzi .... pre-production
Pat Buckley .... production secretary
Bianca Chambers .... production secretary
Bud Cherry .... dialogue director
Carolyn Fleming .... assistant to producer
Liz Satriano .... production secretary
Pat Smith .... script supervisor
Nancy E. Barr .... production assistant (uncredited)
Steven Spielberg .... production assistant (uncredited)

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130 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:M | Iceland:L | Portugal:M/12 (Qualidade) | UK:X (original rating) | UK:15 (video rating) (1992) | USA:R

Did You Know?

Writer-director John Cassavetes worked as an actor in five films in order to finance the picture.See more »
Richard Forst:What do you want to drink?
Maria Forst:Well, whatever it is, I want it on the rocks, straight and dirty, because I feel very very bitchy tonight.
Richard Forst:Well, I feel very, very bitchy too. That makes two of us.
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Movie Connections:
Featured in Hollywood Mavericks (1990)See more »
Never Felt Like This BeforeSee more »


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8 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
A Marvelous Movie, 12 January 2008

This was a marvelous movie to watch. It is so intelligent and informed most of the time, it is hard to believe there were improvisations by Cassevetes and company.

Although themes such as those which the movie revolves around were already then considered Bergmanesque, the movie evokes the spirit of other great non-Hollywood directors of the era: Fellini and Antoninoni. Still it retains its integrity and is rather unique. I think that it is a very impressive film even today. Puts many to shame.

NSFC did the right thing in awarding the film with Screenplay and Supporting Actor honors. Oscars on the other hands were not so generous. It did not get a nod for best picture nor did Cassevetes for best directors. What a shame! Since Stanley KUbrick's 2001 A Space Odyssey was snubbed the same year, making it a double debacle.

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