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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:
One of the best American films of the 60's. 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:
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:[On the phone with her mother in the room] Hello?
Nick Kazlik:[On the other line] Hello.
Rachel Cameron:Oh, hello!
Nick Kazlik:My folks are away for the weekend. So, I thought maybe you'd like to play house. We got, like, three bedrooms, so we can chase each other from room to room between... you know.
Rachel Cameron:I mean, yes, I'd love to read that book. That sounds very interesting. Can you get it from the public library?
Nick Kazlik:Oh, you can't talk, right?
Rachel Cameron:Right. At this moment, I'm Venus observed.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Stella (1990)See more »

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29 out of 38 people found the following review useful.
One of the best American films of the 60's., 13 December 2004
Author: brefane from United States

This small, naturalistic film is one of the more honest films to come out of Hollywood. Its portrait of unexceptional lives strikes chords most movies never hear. Woodward and Harrington are superb, and under husband Paul Newman's direction, Woodward gives what is probably her finest performance. Newman has done a first rate job, and his use of photographed thought is particularly effective thanks in large part to Dede Allen's superb editing. The scene at the revival is ,perhaps, overdone but, the rest of the film feels true to life. The film's integrity is in its refusal to romanticize or provide dramatic climaxes. There are no heroes or villains, nothing remarkable happens, yet the film is holding and affecting and it should have been on the AFI's list of The 100 Greatest American Films. It deservedly received Oscar nods for best picture and actress, but director Newman was not nominated. Both the New York Film Critics and the Hollywood Foreign Press (Golden Globes) awarded Newman and Woodward. A gem!

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