Queen of the Stardust Ballroom (1975)

TV Movie  |   |  Romance, Drama  |  13 February 1975 (USA)
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A lonely widow and a postman find romance late in life at the local dance hall.



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A middle-aged woman finds herself simply a widow, a grandmother and a person when a friend takes her to the Stardust Ballroom, a dance hall which recreates the music and atmosphere of the 1940s. There she encounters a most unlikely Prince Charming, a middle-aged mailman. With this encounter, life takes on a new meaning for the film's heroine. Written by alfiehitchie

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Die Ballkönigin  »

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The house exteriors are of a house in Woodhaven, Queens, New York. The house, at one time, was owned by the Smith family. Betty Smith wrote the novel, "A Tree Grows In Brooklyn". The house is still standing on Forest Parkway, next to the Post Office. See more »


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Music by Billy Goldenberg
Lyrics by Marilyn Bergman and Alan Bergman
Performed by Maureen Stapleton
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1 December 2001 | by (Detroit) – See all my reviews

The reasons I bought this DVD are because I'd rembered this film as being great fun (having seen it 15+ yrs ago on TV), Maureen Stapleton is a top drawer actress and I'm nearly as sentimental as the film.

But there is so much more. It's done quite creatively. The five or so bits where the two main characters sing their thoughts to themselves worked. Normally that would be difficult to pull off & Hollywood would flub it up. Part of the reason why I enjoyed it (or found it acceptable, which I normally wouldn't) is because it's quite apparent that they're from a generation raised to be selective about the thoughts they share, in stark contrast to today's society. It's also shot in a rather different manner, or have I forgotten how films of the 70s were photographed?

Queen of the Stardust Ballroom raises the moral bar by ignoring unwarranted judgements and dealing with more important matters.

And Maureen Stapleton... she's one class act and a brilliant actress.

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