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Cinderella Liberty (1973)

A lonely Navy sailor falls in love with a hooker and becomes a surrogate father figure for her son during an extended liberty due to his service records being lost.

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Cast

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John Baggs Jr.
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Kirk Calloway ...
Doug
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Lynn Forshay
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Master at Arms
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Alcott (as Bruce Kirby Jr.)
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Miss Watkins
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Executive Officer
Fred Sadoff ...
Dr. Osgood
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Drunken Sailor
Jon Korkes ...
Dental Corpsman
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Lewis
Ted D'Arms ...
Cook
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Fleet Chick
Diane Schenker ...
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A lonely Navy sailor falls in love with a hooker and becomes a surrogate father figure for her son during an extended liberty due to his service records being lost. Written by Dana Luke <danaluke@iname.com>

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A story for everyone who thinks they can never fall in love again. See more »

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7 April 1974 (Sweden)  »

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Permiso para amar hasta medianoche  »

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Trivia

While walking the streets of Seattle in the movie, James Caan is approached by a panhandler who asks him for change. The man was an actual panhandler who didn't see the cameras on the street, and mistook Caan for a real sailor. See more »

Quotes

John Baggs Jr.: We love each other.
Maggie Paul: Love is shit with sugar on it.
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Connections

Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Time of the Apes (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Wednesday Special
Music by John Williams
Lyrics and vocals by Paul Williams
Harmonica solo by Toots Thielemans (as Jean 'Toots' Thielemans)
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Great flick
14 July 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When Cinderella Liberty was released I'd only been out of the Navy about a year, so I was automatically biased in favor of it. I happened across the film on AMC this morning, and was pleased to see that it holds up well. James Caan is perfect as the lifer-by-default, a guy apparently motivated by inertia and the need for a job rather than any driving patriotic force. Marsha Mason is likewise great as the whore-with-a-heart (not necessarily a heart of gold), and the boy who plays her son is superb. Eli Wallach is flawless as the lifer left over from the old "Rocks and Shoals" Navy, a genuinely tough era much more closely-related to life in the 19th century than the 21st. If you want a look at enlisted life in the Navy, especially in the early 70's (yes, they did allow mustaches and a bit of hair in those days), I would recommend this film wholeheartedly.


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