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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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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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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 »


Drama | Romance


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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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James Caan appeared six years later almost identically in sailors garb for an uncredited cameo in Steven Spielberg's 1941 (1979) as the sailor who throws the first punch in the ballroom fight sequence. See more »


Maggie Paul: Why is it everybody else gets chicken and I always get the feathers?
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Music by John Williams
Lyrics and vocals by Paul Williams
Harmonica solo by Toots Thielemans (as Jean 'Toots' Thielemans)
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Unconditional love at it's best.
21 January 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I find this the best movie I have ever seen...the emotion, the acting, the content, the story......all excellent and moving beyond words. James Caan is just the best ever in this, his acting is perfect, as is all the actors in this movie...truly, it is a joy to watch over and over and you have to watch it a few times to get the real benefit of all that if offered beneath the words.

Truly an act of unconditional love as never seen before. The person who wrote this has a soul of gold.

If you ever want to know what true love is all about and what it entails...see this film, because you will be in no doubt afterwards.

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