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Director:
Writers:
Stewart Stern (screenplay)
Margaret Laurence (novel)
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Release Date:
26 August 1968 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Who was she? Sometimes she was a child skipping rope. Sometimes she was a woman with a passionate hunger. And one day the woman and the child came together... See more »
Plot:
Rachel is a 35 year old school teacher who has no man in her life and lives with her mother. When a man from the big city returns and asks her out... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 9 wins & 3 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
Paul Newman: 1925 - 2008
 (From IMDb News. 27 September 2008, 8:49 AM, PDT)

User Reviews:
An underrated classic; Joanne Woodward gives brilliant performance See more (34 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Joanne Woodward ... Rachel Cameron

James Olson ... Nick Kazlik
Kate Harrington ... Mrs. Cameron

Estelle Parsons ... Calla Mackie

Donald Moffat ... Niall Cameron

Terry Kiser ... Preacher
Frank Corsaro ... Hector Jonas
Bernard Barrow ... Leighton Siddley

Geraldine Fitzgerald ... Rev. Wood
Nell Potts ... Rachel as a child
Shawn Campbell ... James
Violet Dunn ... Verla
Beatrice Pons
Dortha Duckworth (as Dorothea Duckworth)
Simm Landres
Izzy Singer ... Lee Shabab

Tod Engle ... Nick as a child
Connie Robinson
Sylvia Shipman
Larry Fredericks
Bruno Engler ... Bartender (as Bruno Engl)
Wendell P. MacNeal IV (as Wendell Mac Neal)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pete Bostrom ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Paul Newman 
 
Writing credits
Stewart Stern (screenplay)

Margaret Laurence (novel "A Jest of God")

Produced by
Arthur S. Newman Jr. .... associate producer (as Arthur Newman)
Paul Newman .... producer
Harrison Starr .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Jerome Moross 
 
Cinematography by
Gayne Rescher 
 
Film Editing by
Dede Allen 
 
Casting by
Shirley Rich 
 
Art Direction by
Robert Gundlach 
 
Set Decoration by
Richard Merrell 
 
Costume Design by
Domingo A. Rodriguez  (as Domingo Rodriguez)
 
Makeup Department
Colleen Callaghan .... key hair stylist
Robert Phillipe .... makeup artist (as Bob Phillipe)
 
Production Management
Florence Nerlinger .... assistant production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Alan Hopkins .... assistant director
Edward Folger .... assistant director (uncredited)
Alex Hapsas .... assistant director (uncredited)
Robert J. Koster .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Merle Eckert .... construction (as Merle Eckhart)
Merce Eckhart .... constructor
Sante Fiore .... scenic
Thomas Wright .... property master (as Tommy Wright)
 
Sound Department
Alan Heim .... sound editor
Jack C. Jacobsen .... sound (as Jack Jacobsen)
Dick Vorisek .... sound re-recordist
Robert Rogow .... boom operator (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Larry Barr .... key grip
Willie Meyerhoff .... chief gaffer (as Willy Meyerhoff)
Dick Mingalone .... camera operator
Muky .... still photographer
Tom Priestley Jr. .... assistant camera (as Tom Priestley)
Tom Volpe .... dolly grip (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Bev Langer .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Lynn Lewis Lovett .... assistant editor (as Lynn Lewis)
Robert Q. Lovett .... associate editor
 
Music Department
Jerome Moross .... musical director
The Phaetons .... music performed by
Frank Kulaga .... music scoring mixer (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Roberta Hodes .... script
Larry Sturhahn .... production consultant
Phillip M. Goldfarb .... production assistant (uncredited)
George Manasse .... production assistant (uncredited)
 

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Runtime:
101 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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Certification:
Canada:PG (Ontario) | Finland:K-16 | Sweden:15 | UK:X (original rating) | USA:R | USA:Approved (Suggested for Mature Audiences)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Nell Potts, who plays Rachel as a young girl, is actually Joanne Woodward and 'Paul Newman' (I)'s real daughter.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Rachel's hair pattern changes in two continuous shots on the hospital bed. The front camera angle shows her hair in front of her ears but the side camera shows her hair behind her ears.See more »
Quotes:
Rachel Cameron:Back to our respective cages.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Stella (1990)See more »

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26 out of 35 people found the following review useful.
An underrated classic; Joanne Woodward gives brilliant performance, 30 April 2003
Author: h_hirsto from Finland

This film is one my all time favorites. It's a strong story about a school teacher who lives with her cranky, dominating mother and who hasn't had (or used!) the chance to take responsibility for her own life. Rachel is a woman of many fears; fears that may seem insignificant and vain from an outsiders point of view but that are everything to her, that actually define the framework for her life. In a little town of conservative values it is hard to take a turn and find the courage to become something you weren't before. Joanne Woodward gives a masterful performance and is the heart and soul of this film. She does the most incredible things with just her eyes and her face, and her voice. She makes Rachel so real it hurts to watch. That's acting. Estelle Parsons as Calla is fantastic, too. This is a beautiful, sensitive movie, highly underrated and way too unknown to most people. For me, it's a classic. Go find it and see it!

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