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That Cold Day in the Park (1969)

 -  Drama  -  8 June 1969 (USA)
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A rich but lonely woman, Frances Austen, one day invites a boy from a nearby park to her apartment and offers to let him live there.

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Cast

Cast overview:
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Frances Austen
Michael Burns ...
The Boy
Susanne Benton ...
Nina
David Garfield ...
Nick (as John Garfield Jr.)
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Sylvia
Edward Greenhalgh ...
Dr. Stevenson
Doris Buckinham ...
Mrs. Ebury (as Doris Buckingham)
Frank Wade ...
Mr. Ebury
Alicia Ammon ...
Mrs. Pitt
Rae Brown ...
Mrs. Parnell
Lloyd Berry ...
Mr. Parnell
Linda Sorensen ...
Prostitute
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The Rounder
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Storyline

Robert Altman's sadly neglected film that, along with his later "Images", fits into the unconventional psycho-thriller mold. A bizarre story with Sandy Dennis as a spinster who takes in a handsome young man (Michael Burns) who is pretending to be mute. She imprisons the boy and supplies his every need, including a prostitute (Luana Anders), whom she goes out and brings home for Burns' pleasure. Written by alfiehitchie

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HOW FAR WILL AWOMAN GO...to possess a 19 year-old boy?

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Release Date:

8 June 1969 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Aquele dia frio no parque  »

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Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)
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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Eastmancolor)

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1.85 : 1
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The film met with scathing reviews. Indeed one of the film executives who hired Robert Altman told him that if he had seen the kind of film the director would ultimately deliver, he never would have hired him in the first place. See more »

Quotes

Frances Austen: I'm not going to get under the covers or anything. I'll just lay on top. I have to tell you something. If you feel that you want to make love to me, it's all right. I want you to make love to me. Please.
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Remade as No Skin Off My Ass (1991) See more »

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Altman's First Great Film
7 July 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A rich but lonely woman, Frances Austen (Sandy Dennis), one day invites a boy (Michael Burns) from a nearby park to her apartment and offers to let him live there.

The film was shot in Vancouver for the purpose of getting the rain, which seems odd. Many, many films today are shot in Vancouver, though the weather is not typically a factor. Was this common practice in 1969 or were they pioneering? Although based on a novel, director Robert Altman offered some ideas for the film, and he confessed that some were "awful". Luckily, those ideas were scrapped by star Sandy Dennis and never made it into the film. (Could she be said to be a co-writer? Not quite, but clearly a valuable resource.) Interestingly, the producer was Donald Factor, a member of the well-known Max Factor cosmetics family. His only other part of film history was producing "Universal Soldier" (1971), which starred nobody and was seen by nobody.


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