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The Magic Garden of Stanley Sweetheart (1970)

R | | Drama | 5 April 1971 (Uruguay)
Based on a semi-autobiographical novel by Robert T. Westbrook, the movie is about 23 year old Columbia University dropout (Stanley Sweetheart) who seeks his identity during the sexual ... See full summary »



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Credited cast:
Linda Gillen ...
Barbara / Shayne
Michael Greer ...
Holly Near ...
Man in Cafe
Stanley Sweetheart
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Man telling joke in bar
Parker McCormick


Based on a semi-autobiographical novel by Robert T. Westbrook, the movie is about 23 year old Columbia University dropout (Stanley Sweetheart) who seeks his identity during the sexual revolution. Written by Pfyre

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Stanley Sweetheart needs a new head. He's growing one in his magic garden. See more »




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5 April 1971 (Uruguay)  »

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Amor a su manera  »

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Did You Know?


The New York Times reported in October 1969 that 'Sweetheart' had been cast with Ultra Violet, Candy Darling, Gerard Malanga, and was to feature Andy Warhol in his very first Hollywood film role, that of a "freaked-out psychiatrist." This obviously didn't happen. See more »


The shadow of one of the crewmembers is visible as Stanley walks through the psychedelic corridors of Danny's underworld to arrive at the place where the song "Water" is played. See more »


Fran: What's the film about, Stanley?
Stanley Sweetheart: Well, it's about a boy... and a girl... and how they use their aesthetic distance as a means to keep their egocentric mechanisms separated from their id.
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Crazy Credits

Tht title credit is followed directly by the music credits without even a passing mention to the actors. Only the crew members are credited in the opening credits. See more »


References The Best House in London (1969) See more »


Tell Me a Story
Composed & Conducted by David Lucas
Sung by The Crow
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Step into the late 60's world of ANDY WARHOL!!!!
29 July 2002 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

This could be the definitive film of Andy Warhol's New York sub-culture...and a rare one to find at that! It captures the decadence, the confusion, the drugs, the music and the 'boredom' of this underground world, and it all revolves around the character of Stanley Sweetheart. Don Johnson, in his first film role, plays this character brilliantly, capturing all of this insatiable desire for sensation in this beautifully androgynous performance. There also seems to be an underlying text of hidden homosexual desires, which Stanley continually suppresses, although he seems drawn to Danny character. It's a fascinating work of decadence and decay, and you can just feel Andy Warhol overlooking the whole world of Stanley's decline.

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