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Director:
Writers:
Earl Mac Rauch (screenplay) and
Mardik Martin (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
21 June 1977 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The war was over and the world was falling in love again. See more »
Plot:
An egotistical saxophone player and a young singer meet on V-J Day and embark upon a strained and rocky romance, even as their careers begin a long uphill climb. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for 4 Golden Globes. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
The "lost" Scorsese film See more (66 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Liza Minnelli ... Francine Evans

Robert De Niro ... Jimmy Doyle

Lionel Stander ... Tony Harwell
Barry Primus ... Paul Wilson

Mary Kay Place ... Bernice Bennett
Georgie Auld ... Frankie Harte
George Memmoli ... Nicky

Dick Miller ... Palm Club Owner
Murray Moston ... Horace Morris
Lenny Gaines ... Artie Kirks

Clarence Clemons ... Cecil Powell
Kathi McGinnis ... Ellen Flannery
Norman Palmer ... Desk Clerk
Adam David Winkler ... Jimmy Doyle Jr.

Dimitri Logothetis ... Desk Clerk

Frank Sivero ... Eddie Di Muzio (as Frank Sivera)

Diahnne Abbott ... Harlem Club Singer
Margo Winkler ... Argumentative Woman
Steven Prince ... Record Producer

Don Calfa ... Gilbert
Bernie Kuby ... Justice of the Peace
Selma Archerd ... Wife of Justice of the Peace
Bill Baldwin ... Announcer in Moonlit Terrace
Mary Lindsay ... Hat Check Girl in Meadows
Jon Cutler ... Musician in Frankie Harte Band
Nicky Blair ... Cab Driver

Casey Kasem ... D.J. aka Midnight Bird
Jay Salerno ... Bus Driver
William Tole ... Tommy Dorsey
Sydney Guilaroff ... Hairdresser

Peter Savage ... Horris Morris' Assistant
Gene Castle ... Dancing Sailor
Louis Guss ... Frankie Harte Band Member (as Louie Guss)

Shera Danese ... Doyle's Girl in Major Chord
Bill McMillan ... D.J.
David Nichols ... Arnold Trench

Harry Northup ... Alabama
Marty Zagon ... Manager of South Bend Ballroom
Timothy Blake ... Nurse
Betty Cole ... Charwoman
DeForest Covan ... Porter (as De Forest Covan)
Phil Gray ... Trombone Player in Jimmy Doyle's Band
Roosevelt Smith ... Bouncer in Major Chord
Bruce L. Lucoff ... Cab Driver
Bill Phillips Murry ... Waiter in Harlem Club
Clint Arnold ... Trombone Player in Palm Club
Richard A. Berk ... Drummer in Palm Club (as Richard Alan Berk)
Jack R. Clinton ... Bartender in Palm Club
Wilfred R. Middlebrooks ... Bass Player in Palm Club
Jake Vernon Porter ... Trumpet Player in Palm Club
Nat Pierce ... Piano Player in Palm Club
Manuel Escobosa ... Fighter in Moonlit Terrace
Susan Kay Hunt ... Moonlit Terrace Girl
Teryn Jenkins ... Moonlit Terrace Girl
Mardik Martin ... Well Wisher in Moonlit Terrace
Leslie Summers ... Woman in Black in Moonlit Terrace
Brock Michaels ... Man at Table in Moonlit Terrace
Washington Rucker ... Musician at Hiring Hall
Booty Reed ... Musician at Hiring Hall
David Armstrong ... Reporter
Robert Buckingham ... Reporter
Eddie Garrett ... Reporter
Nico Stevens ... Reporter
Peter Fain ... Greeter in Up Club
Angelo Lamonea ... Waiter in Up Club

Charles A. Tamburro ... Bouncer in Up Club
Wally McCleskey ... Bouncer in Up Club (as Wallace McCleskey)
Ronald Prince ... Dancer in Up Club
Robert Petersen ... Photographer
Richard Raymond ... Railroad Conductor
Hank Robinson ... Francine's Bodyguard
Harold Ross ... Cab Driver
Eddie Smith ... Man in Bathroom in Harlem Club
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paula Beyers ... Dancer (uncredited)
Allison Caine ... Additional Voice (uncredited)
Ottaviano Dell'Acqua ... Dancer (uncredited)
Joey Forman ... Argumentative Man (uncredited)

Jack Haley ... Master of Ceremonies / Cameo Appearance (uncredited)
Larry Kert ... Dancer (uncredited)
Julia Phillips ... Woman Flirting with Jimmy (uncredited)
Christopher Riordan ... Dancer / Club Patron (uncredited)
Arthur Tovey ... Dance Extra (uncredited)
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Directed by
Martin Scorsese 
 
Writing credits
Earl Mac Rauch (screenplay) and
Mardik Martin (screenplay)

Earl Mac Rauch (story)

Produced by
Robert Chartoff .... producer
Gene Kirkwood .... associate producer
Irwin Winkler .... producer
 
Cinematography by
László Kovács (director of photography) (as Laszlo Kovacs)
 
Film Editing by
Bert Lovitt  (as B. Lovitt)
David Ramirez 
Tom Rolf 
 
Casting by
Lynn Stalmaster 
 
Production Design by
Boris Leven 
 
Art Direction by
Harry Kemm 
 
Set Decoration by
Robert De Vestel  (as Robert DeVestel)
Ruby R. Levitt 
 
Costume Design by
Theadora Van Runkle 
 
Makeup Department
Sydney Guilaroff .... hair designer: Liza Minnelli
Mary Keats .... hair stylist
June Miggins .... hair stylist
Christina Smith .... makeup artist: Miss Minnelli
Michael Westmore .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Hal W. Polaire .... executive in charge of production
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dennis Capps .... dga trainee
Mel Dellar .... first assistant director (as Melvin D. Dellar)
Michael Grillo .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Jerry Graham .... property master
Victor Clay Johnson .... construction foreman
William Maldonado .... construction coordinator
Alan Sims .... set dresser (uncredited)
William Ladd Skinner .... set designer (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Michael Colgan .... sound editor
James Fritch .... sound editor
Robert W. Glass Jr. .... sound re-recording mixer (as Robert Glass Jr.)
David Holden .... sound editor
Larry Jost .... production sound mixer (as Lawrence Jost)
Harry Keramidas .... sound editor
Richard Portman .... sound re-recording mixer
Kay Rose .... supervising sound editor
Victoria Rose Sampson .... sound editor (as Vickie Sampson)
Curly Thirlwell .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Special Effects by
Richard Albain .... special effects
Ken Speed .... special effects assistant
 
Visual Effects by
Bill Hansard .... process coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Richmond L. Aguilar .... gaffer (as Richmond Aguilar)
Bobby Byrne .... camera operator
Leonard Lookabaugh .... key grip (as Len Lookabaugh)
Bruce McBroom .... still photographer
Robert M. Stevens .... camera operator (as Robert Stevens)
Joseph E. Thibo .... first assistant camera
Paul Kimatian .... still photographer (uncredited)
Melton Maxwell .... electrician (uncredited)
Dennis Young .... grip (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Margo Baxley .... costumer: women
Richard Bruno .... costumer: men
Michael Chavez .... costumer: men
Frances Kandelin Harrison .... costumer: women (as Frances K. Harrison)
Joan Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
Andrea E. Weaver .... costumer (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Phyllis Smith Altenhaus .... assistant editor
Scott Burrow .... assistant editor
Arthur W. Forney .... assistant editor
Irving Lerner .... supervising film editor
Marcia Lucas .... supervising film editor
Michael Ripps .... assistant editor
Eric A. Sears .... assistant editor
Michael J. Sheridan .... assistant editor (as Michael Sheridan)
 
Music Department
Georgie Auld .... musician: saxophone solos
Ralph Burns .... conductor
Ralph Burns .... musical supervisor
Bill Hughes .... music contractor (as William Hughes)
Bill Hughes .... music copyist (as William Hughes)
John Neal .... music recording supervisor
Sonny Olivera .... sideline musician contractor
William Saracino .... music editor
George Doering .... musician (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Russell McEntyre .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Georgie Auld .... technical consultant
Kevin Breslin .... production assistant
James D. Brubaker .... assistant to production executive (as James Brubaker)
Janet Crosby .... assistant to producers
Ron Field .... choreographer
Kim Goldstein .... assistant: Miss Van Runkle
Vic Heutschy .... publicist
Karen Kelly .... production secretary
Richard McAvoy .... paymaster
Dayle Michelle .... assistant: Mr. Scorsese
David Nichols .... production consultant
Charlene Painter .... assistant choreographer
Michelle Papier .... assistant to producers
Dan Perri .... title designer
Lisbeth Plannette .... production coordinator
Lois Ann Polan .... trainee: A.F.I.
Steven Prince .... assistant: Mr. Scorsese
Carol Rosenstein .... production assistant
Hannah Scheel .... script supervisor
William R. Smith .... production accountant
Chris Soldo .... production assistant
Deanne Wenble .... assistant: Miss Minnelli (as Deanna Wenble)
Earl Wingard .... publicist
Charles Winkler .... production assistant
James Winter .... craft service
 
Thanks
Julia Cameron .... special thanks
Irving Lerner .... our gratitude and respect to
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
155 min | USA:163 min (1981 re-issue) | 136 min (re-cut version)
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Brazil:10 | Canada:PG (DVD rating) | Canada:PG (Ontario) | Finland:K-12 | Netherlands:AL | Singapore:PG | Sweden:11 | UK:PG | USA:PG (certificate #24960) | West Germany:6 (w)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
When Robert De Niro tries to book into a hotel, he uses the name of "Michael Powell" . Michael Powell had long been an influence on director Martin Scorsese.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: During the VJ dance sequence when Jimmy (DeNiro) is initially trying to pick up Francine (Minnelli), the cherry in her drink disappears (when she eats it in one shot) but then reappears in her drink only to disappear in subsequent shots.See more »
Quotes:
Francine:That was it! That was you proposal, get your coat on, put your shoes on, lets go, lets go, lets go, that was it!
Jimmy:Whats wrong with that?
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Soundtrack:
Honeysuckle RoseSee more »

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58 out of 66 people found the following review useful.
The "lost" Scorsese film, 3 December 2003
Author: Wayne Malin (wwaayynnee51@hotmail.com) from United States

This was a real change of pace for director Martin Scorsese--he decided to do a drama/love story with music set in the 1940s. But he wanted a DOWNBEAT film. It was released in 1977 (after about 20 minutes were cut out by the studio) and was torn apart by the critics. It was reissued in 1981 with all the cut footage restored (it now runs 165 minutes) and the critics raved about it! Go figure. After that, however, it seemed to disappear. Too bad--it's actually good.

It's about clarinet player Jimmy Doyle (Robert De Niro) falling in love with Francine Evans (Liza Minnelli). She's a singer and they preform together in the same band. But Jimmy has serious temper problems and when Francine gets pregnant things go out of control.

The film is certainly stunning to look at--the sets and cinematography are just great. Some of the sets are (quite obviously) fake but it actually works in this movie. It seems to be a homage to the big, splashy Technicolor musicals of the 1940s and 1950s--but has its characters act like real people and deal with adult situations. The direction by Scorsese is (of course) wonderful. What's especially surprising is his directing of the big "Happy Endings" musical number (which was originally completely cut)--who knew Scorsese could direct a musical?

The acting is good--almost too good. Minnelli is very good as Francine--she's just magical when she sings and there's a powerful sequence when she just explodes in the back of a car. De Niro plays Doyle as an insensitive jerk--and that's the main problem with this film. His character is loud, immature, obnoxious and always pushing Minnelli around. More than once I wanted her to turn around and punch him out. His character is so unlikable it's hard to really give a damn about him. But Minnelli is beautiful and likable and the sets are unbelievable. The music is great and when Minnelli sings "New York New York" you can't take your eyes from the screen. Also old time stage actor Larry Kert (who sadly died on AIDS in 1991) pops up at the "Happy Endings" sequence--what a voice!

A lot of people find this film sick and too dark--it is, but it IS a Martin Scorsese film. It should be reissued again and find a new audience. It's been over 20 years. Well worth seeing.

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