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Mr. Sycamore (1975)

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Jason Robards is a man who decides he'd rather be a tree.

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John Gwilt
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Jane Gwilt
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Estelle Benbow
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Fred Staines
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Rev. Fletcher
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Daisy
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Lou Picetti ...
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Jerome Thor ...
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Harry
Paul Berini ...
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Eddie Lewis ...
Milkman
Sydna Scott ...
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An unusual but affectionate story of a man's longing for his ideal of peace and serenity. A postman and part-time poet is inspired by the Greek legend of the two elderly guards at Jupiter's temple who are transformed into beautiful trees. His wife has him committed when he stands in his backyard awaiting the same metamorphosis to take place. With the help of a friendly librarian, he escapes in a milk truck during a violent storm. Written by Anonymous

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A man's desire to escape...and finds refuge through metamorphosis

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Comedy | Drama

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Based on the following Broadway production: Mr. Sycamore (1942). Comedy. Written by Ketti Frings, based on a story by Robert Ayre. Scenic Design by Samuel Leve. Costume Design by Emeline Roche. Directed by Lester Vail. Guild Theatre: 13 Nov 1942- 28 Nov 1942 (19 performances). Cast: Stuart Erwin (as "John Gwilt") [Broadway debut], Lillian Gish (as "Jane Gwilt"), Enid Markey (as "Estelle Benlow"), Walter F. Appler, Harry Bellaver (as "Mr. Fink"), Albert Bergh (as "Mr. Oikle"), Helen Brown, Russell Collins (as "Reverand Doctor Doody"), Barbara Dale, Helen Dodson, Jed Dooley, Franklyn Fox (as "Fletcher Pingpank"), Kenneth Hayden, Mary Heckart, Pearl Herzog (as "Daisy Staines"), Otto Hulett, Ray J. Largay, Louise McBride, Peggy Opdycke, John Philliber (as "Abner Coote"), Rupert Pole (as "Third Milkman/People of Smeed"), Leona Powers, Harry Sheppard, Buddy Swan (as "Albert Fernfield"), Ernest Theiss, Harry Townes, Albert Vees. Produced by The Theatre Guild (Theresa Helburn, Lawrence Langner: Administrative Directors). Note: this was one of the biggest flops of the 1942 season. See more »

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Time Goes By
Lyrics by Paul Francis Webster
Music by Maurice Jarre
Sung by Laura Devon
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Magical and heartwarming
20 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The only reason I cannot give this movie a higher or lower rating is that I saw it 20 years ago or so when I was a teenager in an altered state of consciousness. This movie gave me such a wonderful feeling because after all, many of us can relate to wanting to escape this ordinary life of bills and drudgery. I would really like to see it again, of course this time would be a more clearheaded viewing. I think I would still like it though mainly because I haven't given up on movies and music to help escape. This movie did that for me then. I wish I could find a copy on DVD but several attempts to find it have availed nothing. I feel as though this movie viewed with an open heart and open mind, without the typical expectations of a Hollywood film, would be a great movie.


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