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Cinderella Liberty (1973)

 -  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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Dental Corpsman
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Lewis
Ted D'Arms ...
Cook
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Fleet Chick
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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 movie for every woman who thinks she can never fall in love again! 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 »

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Maggie Paul: Why is it everybody else gets chicken and I always get the feathers?
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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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21 September 2001 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

Cinderella Liberty presents a world of lonely people looking for a little love in their lives. James Caan does a complete turnaround from his Godfather persona playing John Baggs, Jr. -- a sensitive, lovesick and positive sailor who backs into (or does it back into him?) the life of Maggie Paul (Marsha Mason), a pool playing barroom hustler with a biracial son, Doug (Kirk Calloway) whose tough exterior reveals a very sad and lonely boy. This comedy-drama creeps up on you like the love the characters feel for each is slowly realized. Excellent work by everyone here -- but this one bears a repeat watch for the work of Kirk Calloway, who is amazing as the boy and Eli Wallach, Baggs' alter-ego of a what lonely Navy life could hold for him. Look for this gem and go back to a time in film acting when real emotions were all the special effects needed to entertain and touch you.


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