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Director:
Writers:
Lillian Hellman (based upon the story by)
Alvin Sargent (screenplay)
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Release Date:
October 1977 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The story of two women whose friendship suddenly became a matter of life and death. See more »
Plot:
At the behest of an old and dear friend, playwright Lillian Hellman undertakes a dangerous mission to smuggle funds into Nazi Germany. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Won 3 Oscars. Another 21 wins & 21 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Serious, splendidly done drama See more (37 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Jane Fonda ... Lillian

Vanessa Redgrave ... Julia

Jason Robards ... Hammett

Maximilian Schell ... Johann

Hal Holbrook ... Alan

Rosemary Murphy ... Dottie

Meryl Streep ... Anne Marie
Dora Doll ... Woman Passenger
Elisabeth Mortensen ... Girl Passenger

John Glover ... Sammy

Lisa Pelikan ... Young Julia
Susan Jones ... Young Lillian
Cathleen Nesbitt ... Grandmother
Maurice Denham ... Undertaker

Mark Metcalf ... Pratt

Gérard Buhr ... Passport Officer (as Gerard Buhr)
Stefan Gryff ... 'Hamlet'
Phillip Siegel ... Little Boy
Molly Urquhart ... Woman
Antony Carrick ... Butler
Ann Queensberry ... Woman in Berlin Station
Edmond Bernard ... Man in Berlin Station
Jacques David ... Fat Man
Jacqueline Staup ... Woman in Green Hat
Hans Verner ... Vienna Concierge
Christian de Tillière ... Paris Concierge (as Christian De Tiliere)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Lambert Wilson ... Walter Franz
Jacques Disses ... (uncredited)
Jim Kane ... Sardi (uncredited)
Don Koll ... First Nighter at Sardi's (uncredited)
Francis Lemaire ... Train Steward (uncredited)
Richard Marr ... Sardi Customer (uncredited)

Shane Rimmer ... Customs Officer (uncredited)
Vincent Sardi Jr. ... Bit Part (uncredited)
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Directed by
Fred Zinnemann 
 
Writing credits
Lillian Hellman (based upon the story by)

Alvin Sargent (screenplay)

Produced by
Julien Derode .... executive producer
Tom Pevsner .... associate producer
Richard Roth .... producer
 
Original Music by
Georges Delerue (music composed by)
 
Cinematography by
Douglas Slocombe (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Marcel Durham 
Walter Murch 
 
Casting by
Margot Capelier 
Jenia Reissar 
Juliet Taylor 
 
Production Design by
Gene Callahan 
Carmen Dillon 
Willy Holt 
 
Costume Design by
Anthea Sylbert (costumes designed by: principals')
 
Makeup Department
Bernadine M. Anderson .... makeup: Jane Fonda's (as Bernadine Anderson)
George Frost .... makeup
Ramon Gow .... hair styles
 
Production Management
Bill Kirby .... production manager
Jean-Pierre Spiri-Mercanton .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Alain Bonnot .... assistant director
Anthony Waye .... assistant director
Gerry Gavigan .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Terry Hodgkinson .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Terry Madden .... third assistant director (uncredited)
Roger Wielgus .... second second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Pierre Charron .... set dresser
Tessa Davies .... set dresser
John Leuenberger .... property master
Pierre Roudeix .... property master
Tommy Bacon .... dressing props (uncredited)
Reg Bream .... chief draughtsman (uncredited)
Steve Cooper .... art department assistant (uncredited)
Bob Douglas .... props (uncredited)
Dennis Fruin .... dressing props (uncredited)
Bob Hedges .... props (uncredited)
Peter Hedges .... props (uncredited)
David Lusby .... production buyer (uncredited)
Kieron Mcnamara .... dressing props (uncredited)
Peter Sheilds .... draughtsman (uncredited)
Bob Walker .... signwriter (uncredited)
Gus Walker .... construction manager (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Derek Ball .... sound mixer
Leslie Hodgson .... sound editor
Bill Rowe .... sound re-recordist
Bill Barringer .... sound assistant (uncredited)
Roy Birchley .... assistant dubbing editor (uncredited)
Peter Handford .... sound engineer (uncredited)
Archie Ludski .... dubbing editor (uncredited)
Ken Nightingall .... boom operator (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Sue Crosland .... stunt double: Lisa Pelican (uncredited)
Veronica Griffiths .... stunt double: Susan Jones (uncredited)
Dan Vieru .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Patrick Carey .... second unit photography (as Paddy Carey)
Guy Delattre .... second unit photography
Charles Lefèvre .... chief electrician
Barry Miller .... chief electrician
Brian Osborne .... chief grip
René Strasser .... chief grip (as Rene Strasser)
Robin Vidgeon .... camera assistant
Chic Waterson .... camera operator
John Hammond .... electrician (uncredited)
John Harman .... electrician (uncredited)
Ray Snooks .... electrician (uncredited)
Hank Wilcox .... electrician (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Colette Baudot .... wardrobe supervisor: men
Joan Bridge .... wardrobe designer
Annalisa Nasalli-Rocca .... wardrobe designer
John Wilson-Apperson .... costume supervisor (as John Apperson)
Joan Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
Ruth Knight .... wardrobe assistant (uncredited)
Janet Lucas .... wardrobe assistant (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Mick Monks .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Georges Delerue .... conductor
 
Transportation Department
Peter R. Chittell .... unit car driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Stanley Burridge .... production accountant
Pamela Davies .... continuity
Van Jones .... production assistant
Linda Allen .... secretary: M. Derode (uncredited)
Trudy Balen .... accounts secretary (uncredited)
Paul Chart .... production assistant (uncredited)
Claudia Fraser-Orr .... secretary: Mr. Zinnemann (uncredited)
Geoff Freeman .... unit publicist (uncredited)
Barbara Harley .... publicity secretary (uncredited)
Carolyn Hicks-Beach .... secretary: Mr. Roth (uncredited)
Elizabeth Smith .... dialogue director (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
117 min
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:PG | Finland:K-16 | Iceland:12 | Indonesia:Dewasa | Norway:16 | Singapore:PG | Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) | UK:PG (video rating) (1987) | USA:PG (PCA #24858)

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Trivia:
Jane Fonda was originally cast as Julia. However, when the producers had trouble casting the role of Lillian Hellman, they decided to recast Fonda in the lead.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: During a sailing shot, as the boat containing Julia and Lilian tracks away from the camera, the gunnel of the boat containing the camera crew is clearly visible for an instant in the lower left of the frame.See more »
Quotes:
Johann:If you cannot do it, do not do it.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in "Jeopardy!: Episode #22.203" (2006)See more »
Soundtrack:
Bye, Bye, BlackbirdSee more »

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32 out of 38 people found the following review useful.
Serious, splendidly done drama, 27 February 2006
Author: arturus from New York, NY

This was one of the best pictures I had ever seen when it was first released, and after almost thirty years, I still think so, especially after watching the steady decline in quality of product that the film industry has turned out since.

Gorgeously photographed, costumed and written, with some of the finest acting on film, "Julia" succeeds in capturing the texture and truly world shattering issues of a time and place, Europe between the wars and on the brink of cataclysm. Everything about it shines, from the scenes of childhood in flashback to the suspenseful and tense train trip, I watch this film over and over waiting for one scene: the scene between Fonda and Redgrave in the Berlin restaurant. I just saw it again two hours ago and once again I was in awe of the acting, from both stars, some of the finest work of their careers, the direction of the scene and the spare, intense writing.

Whether the story itself was factual or not (Hellman might just have made it all up!) it works on so many levels that it's still worthy, and its truth or falsity just doesn't matter.

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