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Mary Jane Harper Cried Last Night (1977)

A disturbed young mother with some serious psychological problems begins to take them out on her infant daughter.



Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dr. Orrin Helgerson
Tom Atherton
Dr. Angela Buccieri
Dave Williams
Laura Atherton
Phillip R. Allen ...
Mr. Bernards
Natasha Ryan ...
Mary Jane Harper
Ray Buktenica ...
Dr. Mark Handelman
Ivan Bonar ...
Judge F.F. Carlson
Dr. Sutterman
Charles Lucia ...
Bill Harper
Sandra Deel ...
Mrs. Ramish
Elizabeth Robinson ...
Jeanne Williams


A disturbed young mother with some serious psychological problems begins to take them out on her infant daughter.

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5 October 1977 (USA)  »

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3 April 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I remember seeing this movie on TV when I was 10 years old and I've never forgotten it. I can't believe I can still remember this movie. I remember at the time, I found it to be disturbing that a mother could do that to her own child. I came from a family that was not abusive in any way, so to see this happening and nobody stopping it was shocking to me. Neighbors didn't want to get involved? That was weird, too. Amazing when a movie is so powerful that yo never forget it. Susan Dey gave an outstanding performance, and so did Natasha Ryan. I think they should show this movie in reruns on TNT or Lifteime. But, at least it's on YouTube.

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