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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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Master at Arms
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Alcott (as Bruce Kirby Jr.)
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Executive Officer
Fred Sadoff ...
Dr. Osgood
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Drunken Sailor
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Dental Corpsman
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Lewis
Ted D'Arms ...
Cook
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Fleet Chick
Diane Schenker ...
Nurse
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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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Drama | Romance

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R | See all certifications »

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7 April 1974 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Permiso para amar hasta medianoche  »

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

"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 »

Goofs

When John and Doug go fishing off the pier, the fish they catch is obviously dead when they pull it in. See more »

Quotes

Maggie Paul: Why is it everybody else gets chicken and I always get the feathers?
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Connections

References Cahill U.S. Marshal (1973) 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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One of the most realistic stories about life as a serviceman.
3 December 2005 | by (virginia) – See all my reviews

This movie was made in 1973, and I thought it was a great movie for several reasons. It depicts the gritty, boring life of a career enlisted serviceman. Military heroics are replaced with human heroics at a time when civilians had a dim view of anyone who spent time in the service. The movie turns all the trite plots about saintly prostitutes and sailors on its head. Caan plays a real sailor, and Marsha Mason, a funny but can't help herself hooker. Her young son by an unknown black father is slowly drawn into a friendship with her mother's "honky" john. This unlikely threesome is what makes this movie worth watching. In my opinion, it is a better movie than "From Here to Eternity", which has too much of the recruiting version of the military. Cinderlla Liberty is stripped raw of the poster Navy. This movie shows life in the real Navy about a real human being, who happens to be a sailor.


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