Mr. Sycamore (1975)

G  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  12 December 1975 (USA)
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Jason Robards is a man who decides he'd rather be a tree.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
John Gwilt
Jane Gwilt
Estelle Benbow
Fred Staines
Mark Miller ...
Rev. Fletcher
Brenda Smith ...
Dr. Ferfield
Abner / Arnie
David Osterhout ...
Officer Kelly
Lou Picetti ...
Jerome Thor ...
Curtis Taylor ...
Paul Berini ...
Eddie Lewis ...
Sydna Scott ...


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


Comedy | Drama


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12 December 1975 (USA)  »

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Jason Robards and Sandy Dennis had co-starred in the original 1962 Broadway production of "A Thousand Clowns." Four of the six players in the show went on to appear in the 1965 film version. Ironically, Sandy Dennis, who won the only Tony for the play, did not appear in the film (Barbara Harris got the part). But Martin Balsam, who had not been in the play, won an Oscar for the role that A. Larry Haines played on Broadway. See more »


Time Goes By
Lyrics by Paul Francis Webster
Music by Maurice Jarre
Sung by Laura Devon
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In Re: to the one who thought he was crazy and then made it up.
2 December 2010 | by See all my reviews

OMG!!! I could have reviewed the previous comment MYSELF. My husband even asked was I sure that I didn't write it b'cause it is one of my favorite all time childhood movies..... watched it with my mom.... she swears she's never heard of anything like it but I remember every scene. Since I grew up with a vivid imagination. I too though was either going crazy or had made it up. I am so glad to have found out that it does exist. If anyone knows where to get it, please let me know. I also remember a scene where the very concerned wife goes to a country church alone and they were singing HOLY HOLY HOLY. By the way, my husband asked me that because I have spoken about it for the 6years we have been married.

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