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The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (1968)

Approved  |   |  Drama  |  31 July 1968 (USA)
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When deaf mute Singer moves to a small city to be near his only friend confined in a hospital, he grows attached to his landlady's sensitive 16-year-old daughter.

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Spiros Antonapoulos
Peter Mamakos ...
Charles Spirmonedes
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Beaudine
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Margaret 'Mick' Kelly
Biff McGuire ...
Mr. Kelly
Jackie Marlowe ...
Bubber Kelly
Laurinda Barrett ...
Mrs. Margaret Kelly
Robbie Barnes ...
Ralph Kelly
Wayne Smith ...
Harry
Richard Fingar ...
Sucker Wells
Sherri Vise ...
Delores
Gavin Paulin ...
Spareribs
Percy Rodrigues ...
Dr. Copeland (as Percy Rodriguez)
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Sentimental story centers around a deaf-mute, Singer, and Mick, a teenager who lives in the house where he rents a room. Mick and Singer become friends, though they are separated by Singer's lack of communication ability and Mick's struggle with teenage problems. The lives of the people Singer touches are varied, linked only by their friendship with Singer. His friends include a deaf-mute, a drunk, and a doctor. Singer does his best to help those around him solve their problems, but who is there to help him solve his own? Written by Melissa Portell <mportell@s-cwis.unomaha.edu>

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...and from this man who could not speak or hear, the girl heard many things.

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31 July 1968 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Das Herz ist ein einsamer Jäger  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Sondra Locke plays a 16-year-old in the film. She was actually 23 during filming and turned 24 before the film was released. See more »

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Carnival is supposedly taking place on a warm summer night judging from characters' lightweight costumes but actors' frosty breath can be seen in a number of shots. See more »

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Mick: [At the gravesite] Why did he do it? I keep asking myself that over and over.
Doctor Copeland: Oh, I don't suppose any of us will ever know that. None of us ever knew him... not really. We all brought our troubles to him, never stopping to think he may have troubles of his own.
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This movie taught valuable lessons
3 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I love this movie, it is one of my all time favorites. I saw this movie for the first time when I was 12. My mother and I would stay up to the wee hours of the morning watching classic movies, and this was one of them. Not only was this a well acted movie, but it made such an impact on me even at a young age. No matter what your background, your ability or disability, race or age, all the characters of this film seemed to find each other despite all that. This film took on the prejudices against race, the disabled and confronted them with true human emotion. I highly recommend this film, especially to young people, I promise this film is not out dated it is timeless and it's lessons are as well!


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