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Joanna (1968)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Musical  |  24 November 1968 (USA)
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A provincial girl is entangled in the mod morality of London.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Geneviève Waïte ...
Joanna Sorrin
Christian Doermer ...
Hendrik Casson
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Gordon
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Lord Peter Sanderson
Glenna Forster-Jones ...
Beryl
Marda Vanne ...
Granny
Geoffrey Morris ...
The Father
Michelle Cook ...
Margot
Manning Wilson ...
Inspector
Clifton Jones ...
Black Detective
Dan Caulfield ...
White Detective
Michael Chow ...
Lefty
Anthony Ainley ...
Bruce
Jane Bradbury ...
Angela
Fiona Lewis ...
Miranda De Hyde
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Storyline

Joanna Sorrin, a whimsical and fanciful country girl, goes to London to follow a fashion design course. She comes into contact with the capital's young jet set and becomes the mistress of Gordon, the black owner of a night club. Unfortunately her lover happens to kill a man and is sent to jail. As she is pregnant from Gordon, Joanna returns to her parents'home. But the young woman has not yet said her last word. She WILL be back in Swingin' London ! Written by Guy Bellinger

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Michael Sarne originally wanted his then-girlfriend Gabriella Licudi for the title role. See more »

Crazy Credits

Panavision is the first thing to be credited. The production seal follows. Then, "This film is entirely fictional..." appears on the screen. Director Michael Sarne is then credited, followed by the rest of the crew members. The actors are not credited. The title of the film appears last and blinks on and off in neon, soft-focus letters. See more »

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Joanna And Clyde
Music by Rod McKuen
Published by Twentieth Century Music Corporation-ASCAP
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Odd Period Piece

Mr. Sarne's portrait of an era, now seems often laughable and ludicrous, not unlike many other feature films that intended to demonstrate the importance of one single period, specially such a difficult one as the 60s - they just seem to loose their punch throughout the years. Although 'Joanna' does provide enjoyable, light moments, most of them are all too heavy handed, and unconnected. The movie relies on a number of senseless episodes to show us the story of a young woman yearning to find an adult identity in London, during the late 60s. What could be a sensible, lovely little story - if properly told - is wounded by Ms. Waite's inexperience, as she sleepwalks through the movie, and can only act appalled and shocked during the major conflicts of the story, Mr. Sarne's hideously pretentious, pompous direction, and Mr. Rod McKuen's tedious soundtrack, only highlighted at the movie's ending, in which the entire cast join in a train station singing the title tune - 'you fill our hearts with hope, your smile's like Cinemascope'

  • while Joanna departs to have her baby, still, as imature, childish and


unprepared as she was in the beginning of the movie.


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