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F. Scott Fitzgerald and 'The Last of the Belles' (1974)

A semi-fictional account of how writer F. Scott Fitzgerald met his wife while he was in the army and stationed in Alabama in 1919.



(short story "Last of the Belles"), (written for television)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Ailie Calhoun
Andy McKenna
Ernest Thompson ...
Earl Shoen
Bill Knowles
Cap. John Haines
Albert Stratton ...
John Biggs
Alex Sheafe ...
Thomas A. Stewart ...
Horace Canby
Norman Barrs ...
Earl Sydnor ...
Kitty Preston
Cynthia Woll ...
Mary Bly Harwood


A semi-fictional account of how writer F. Scott Fitzgerald met his wife while he was in the army and stationed in Alabama in 1919.

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Release Date:

7 January 1974 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Das Leben des F. Scott Fitzgerald  »

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[last lines]
Zelda Fitzgerald: Seems like no matter who you start out writin' about, it always turns out to be about us. Poor Goofo. I reckon you think that if you write the story often enough maybe some time, some way, it will have a happy ending.
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4 June 2003 | by See all my reviews

Viewed this TV film in 1974 and after seeing "THE GREAT GATSBY", it was a big let down. Just recently I viewed this film again and it had an entire different meaning, Susan Sarandon and Richard Chamberlain made this a great short story film of drama, romance and young passoniate love. The director, George Schaefer, clearing showed what life was like during WW1, the music, the Southern way of living and the same exact situations America had to face when going to War and having to say goodby to their sweethearts and the broken hearts. At times I found myself getting mad at Susan, she just seemed to give all the men in her life a hard time and made you want to see her an OLD MAID! That is good acting and that is why this film is a great Classic to view.

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