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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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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 ...
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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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Drama | Romance

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7 April 1974 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Cinderella, i garsona tis nyhtas  »

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

James Caan, Bruno Kirby, and Eli Wallach starred in The Godfather trilogy: Caan in Parts I and II, Kirby in Part II, and Wallach in Part III. See more »

Goofs

James Caan is wearing on his right shoulder rocker assigned to the USS Orlando. The only USN ship named USS Orlando was was sold for scrap 10 November 1947, 25 years before the time setting of the movie. See more »

Quotes

[as they are walking outside late at night, John places his arm around Maggie]
Maggie Paul: I ain't cold.
John Baggs Jr.: I hope not.
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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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Caveat
15 July 2001 | by 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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