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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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John Baggs Jr.
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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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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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She's 32. She drinks too much. She hustles pool. She's got a 10-year old mulatto son. She's got a different boyfriend every night. She's in trouble. And he's in love. See more »

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Permiso para amar hasta medianoche  »

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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 »

Quotes

Lynn Forshay: Let me give you one piece of advice, one old salt to another... Ah, to hell with advice.
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Soundtracks

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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15 July 2001 | by (seattle wa) – See all my reviews

This is a fine sweet-natured character study about big-hearted losers groping their way. The flavor of pre-grunge and pre-latte downtown Seattle drenches the film, evoked by the many authentic locations unearthed by director Rydell. Caan and Mason, as many have pointed out, are just terrific, and it is fun to see the younger Burt Young, Bruno Kirby (credited as Bruce Kirby Jr.), and especially Dabney Coleman, before their careers blossomed.

A word of warning though: the abysmal Paul Williams score and singing are rivaled only by Richard Baskin's infamous turn in "Welcome to L.A." for sheer auditory torture.


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