Cinderella Liberty (1973)

R  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  7 April 1974 (Sweden)
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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.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
John Baggs Jr.
Kirk Calloway ...
Lynn Forshay
Master at Arms
Alcott (as Bruce Kirby Jr.)
Miss Watkins
Executive Officer
Fred Sadoff ...
Dr. Osgood
Drunken Sailor
Jon Korkes ...
Dental Corpsman
Ted D'Arms ...
Fleet Chick
Diane Schenker ...


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 <>

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A movie for every woman who thinks she can never fall in love again! See more »


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7 April 1974 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Permiso para amar hasta medianoche  »

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(Westrex Recording System)


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2.35 : 1
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"Cinderella Liberty" is Navy slang for temporary absence from ship or station, which ends at midnight on the last day. Typical periods of liberty are 24-72 hours. See more »


John Baggs Jr.: Would you call yourself a "Champagne cocktail-sippin', cock-teasin', downtown barroom whore"?
Maggie Paul: [bursting into tears] Second generation!
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References Cahill U.S. Marshal (1973) See more »


You're So Nice To Be Around
Music by John Williams
Lyrics and vocals by Paul Williams
Harmonica solo by Toots Thielemans (as Jean 'Toots' Thielemans)
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Marsha Mason packs a wallop in first star-making dramatic role

Actress Marsha Mason had only two film credits to her name when after much television work and an unforgettable Roxanne in the tv CYRANO DE BERGERAC, she gave an intense dramatic performance in CINDERELLA LIBERTY and won both audiences and stardom, as well as a Golden Globe Best Actress Award and an Oscar nomination. Her Maggie is all emotion, both tender and explosive. She runs the gamut and gives an exceptional performance. James Caan works well with her and balances Maggie's raw yet vital persona with his characterization of John Baggs, understated and calm. The twist in the story gives him not what he wants but what he needs and in that sense is true to life. An enjoyable adult drama that still holds up.

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