5.3/10
257
11 user 22 critic

Some Call It Loving (1973)

A woman who's been asleep for years is part of a carnival that sells her kisses for a buck. A lonely jazz musician buys her. Once awake, the two of them and his two girlfriends hook up. But sometimes, dreams are better than reality.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (short story "Sleeping Beauty")
Reviews
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Adiós Amigo (1976)
Action | Comedy | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

A cowboy's crimes are blamed on another man.

Director: Fred Williamson
Stars: Fred Williamson, Richard Pryor, James Brown
Fast-Walking (1982)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A corrupt prison guard becomes involved in a plot to murder a black revolutionary serving time in his prison.

Director: James B. Harris
Stars: James Woods, Tim McIntire, Kay Lenz
Hit! (1973)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A federal agent whose daughter dies of a heroin overdose is determined to destroy the drug ring that supplied her. He recruits various people whose lives have been torn apart by the drug ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney J. Furie
Stars: Billy Dee Williams, Richard Pryor, Paul Hampton
Catch My Soul (1974)
Musical | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Set in the American Southwest, Othello is a wandering evangelist who happens onto Iago's remote commune.

Director: Patrick McGoohan
Stars: Richie Havens, Lance LeGault, Season Hubley
The Phynx (1970)
Certificate: GP Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

A rock band becomes embroiled in foreign affairs when they're sent to go on tour in Albania as a cover to find hostages in a remote castle held by communist enemies of the USA.

Director: Lee H. Katzin
Stars: Michael A. Miller, Ray Chippeway, Dennis Larden
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

At Madame Zenobia's illegal nightclub, when Steve Jackson and Wardell Franklin get robbed of their wallets containing a winning lottery ticket, they set out to recover it.

Director: Sidney Poitier
Stars: Sidney Poitier, Bill Cosby, Harry Belafonte
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  
Director: Romell Foster-Owens
Stars: Flynn Belaine, Cal Wilson, Reynaldo Rey
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A Vietnam vet returns home from a prisoner of war camp and is greeted as a hero, but is quickly forgotten and soon discovers how tough survival is in his own country.

Director: Michael Pressman
Stars: Richard Pryor, Margot Kidder, Ray Sharkey
The Mack (1973)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Goldie returns from five years at the state pen and winds up king of the pimping game. Trouble comes in the form of two corrupt white cops and a crime lord who wants him to return to the ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Campus
Stars: Max Julien, Don Gordon, Richard Pryor
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Raised in a Trappist monastery, the innocent Brother Ambrose sets out to find money to save the bankrupt monastery. His education in worldliness is provided by a hooker. He eventually ... See full summary »

Director: Marty Feldman
Stars: Marty Feldman, Peter Boyle, Louise Lasser
Action | Biography | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

The true life story of Wendell Scott, the first black stock car racing driver to win an upper tier NASCAR race.

Director: Michael Schultz
Stars: Richard Pryor, Beau Bridges, Pam Grier
Wholly Moses! (1980)
Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

Harvey and Zoey, two tourists travelling through Israel, discover an ancient scroll describing the life of Herschel, the man who was almost Moses. Herschel receives the command from God to ... See full summary »

Director: Gary Weis
Stars: Dudley Moore, Laraine Newman, James Coco
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Robert Troy
...
Scarlett
...
Jennifer
...
Jeff
Veronica Anderson ...
Angelica
Logan Ramsey ...
Carnival Doctor
Brandy Herred ...
Cheerleader
Pat Priest ...
Carnival Nurse
Ed Rue ...
Mortician
Joseph DeMeo ...
Bartender
Edit

Storyline

A woman who's been asleep for years is part of a carnival that sells her kisses for a buck. A lonely jazz musician buys her. Once awake, the two of them and his two girlfriends hook up. But sometimes, dreams are better than reality.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The Only Act of Its Kind in the World. For Sale.

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

26 October 1973 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Sleeping Beauty  »

Box Office

Budget:

$400,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (video)

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Richard Pryor improvised most of his dialogue. See more »

Quotes

Scarlett: [to Robert and Jennifer] Now we have our music. It would give me such pleasure to see the two of you dance. So if you would, you two dance, and I'll watch.
Robert Troy: I don't dance.
Scarlett: You don't dance? Oh, what a pity. Well then we'll dance, and you watch. You do watch, don't you?
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

The Very Thought of You
Written by Ray Noble (uncredited)
Vocal by Nat 'King' Cole
Courtesy of Capital Records
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Update of the Sleeping Beauty story
1 March 2000 | by See all my reviews

It has been more than a quarter century since I saw this movie. it is not a good movie. It is, however, one of the more bizarre films you will ever see. It has stayed in my memory all these years while other clunkers are gone. Richard Pryor's turn as a wino-philosopher and Zalman King as a jazz musician-prince defy description. And its has a nuns dancing scene with Carol White. Because of the cast and treatment, this truly may be a one of a kind experience.


18 of 20 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?