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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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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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7 April 1974 (Sweden)  »

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James Caan, Bruno Kirby & Eli Wallach all starred in the Godfather series: Caan in 1, Kirby in 2 & Wallach in 3. See more »

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