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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:
A gentle, rich1y emotional, melancholy but, amazingly, never depressing experience… 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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Trivia:
Based on the 1966 novel "A Jest of God" by Margaret Laurence.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:Oh, guess who invited me for supper tonight, and I said "No". The groper.
Calla Mackie:He probably serves rat. Come on up after, I bought you a... a nothing gift.
Rachel Cameron:What?
Calla Mackie:A companion that needs taking care of. But unlike your mother, it doesn't talk back.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Stella (1990)See more »

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16 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
A gentle, rich1y emotional, melancholy but, amazingly, never depressing experience…, 18 January 2009

In a variation on her "Long Hot Summer" role, Woodward plays a sexually repressed schoolteacher in a small New England town who realizes that life is passing her by… She is thirty-five, a virgin, and dominated by her mother… During the summer, she has an affair with an old schoolmate… It proves disappointing, but she now knows that she can be loving, and determines to leave town and do something about her life—a move that seems only tentatively hopeful…

Woodward gives her finest performance as the confused, frequently beaten but ultimately indestructible woman… She has an extraordinary ability to look natural or simple and still reveal an inner radiance…

There are many touching moments: her timidness at the religious meeting; her awkward experiences with men; her late-night discussion with a likable male friend; and, most unforgettable, her face causing change from joyous expectancy to merely suppressed hysteria to a painful outburst of tears when she discovers that, contrary to her hopes, she is not pregnant...

Newman shows a natural cinematic sense in his perceptive depictions of small town life, the frenzied activity of a revival meeting and the anxieties of a first sexual experience; and in his clever, rarely impressive juxtaposition of Rachel's present with her fantasies and childhood memories… He gets excellent performances from Estelle Parsons as another lonely teacher and James Olson as the cynical big-city man who lets Rachel down…

Both Newman and Woodward won Golden Globe Awards… Woodward won the coveted New York Film Critics' Award, and was nominated for an Oscar…

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