MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 12,160 this week

Roseland (1977)

 -  Drama | Music | Romance  -  7 April 1990 (Japan)
6.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.0/10 from 337 users  
Reviews: 6 user | 9 critic

"Roseland" is made up of three stories, sometimes connecting, all set in the famed New York dance palace, and all having the same theme: finding the right dance partner.

Director:

Writer:

(story)
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 23 titles
created 07 Nov 2011
 
a list of 85 titles
created 24 Nov 2011
 
a list of 36 titles
created 10 Apr 2012
 
a list of 22 titles
created 28 May 2012
 
a list of 2127 titles
created 21 Jan 2013
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Roseland (1977)

Roseland (1977) on IMDb 6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Roseland.
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. See more awards »
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
May (The Waltz)
Lou Jacobi ...
Stan (The Waltz)
Don De Natale ...
Master of Ceremonies (The Waltz)
Louise Kirtland ...
Ruby (The Waltz)
Hetty Galen ...
Red-Haired Lady (The Waltz)
Carol Culver ...
Young May (The Waltz)
...
Young Eddie (The Waltz) (as Danny Shearer)
...
Marilyn (The Hustle)
Helen Gallagher ...
Cleo (The Hustle)
...
Pauline (The Hustle)
...
...
George (The Hustle)
Jayne Heller ...
Bella (The Hustle)
Annette Rivera ...
The Hustle Couple (The Hustle)
Floyd Chisholm ...
The Hustle Couple (The Hustle)
Edit

Storyline

Three separate stories of the hopes of the lonely are told, with the Roseland Ballroom in Manhattan as the setting. In "The Waltz", recently widowed May, a graceful woman who was married to her husband Eddie for thirty-five years, mourns the loss of dancing with her long time partner. Although she initially thinks him crass, May chooses as her new dance partner Stan if solely for what link Stan seems to be able to provide to her past. Stan tries to steer her away from that past and look to her future. In "The Hustle", a young man named Russel "works" as a full time gigolo for the wealthy Pauline, who is on the far side of middle age. Russel meets the shy Marilyn, Pauline's friend who was recently jilted by her husband, with whom there is a mutual attraction. Cleo, Russel's former dance teacher, wants Russel as her professional dance partner despite him treating dance now merely as a past-time. Both Marilyn and Cleo try to get Russel away from the life he leads with Pauline, which may ... Written by Huggo

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Music | Romance

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

7 April 1990 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

The Hustle  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Most dancers seen in the film were regulars of the Roseland dance palace and were not paid extras and background artists. See more »

Quotes

Russel: You think Im vain. Cause I like myself? I like my suit. Dont you like my suit? You like my tie? Cute? How about the rest of me? My eyes, hair, profile. Legs long enough?
[Gestures at stomach]
Russel: Mmm, flat.
See more »

Connections

Featured in The Wandering Company (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Rockin' Chair
By Hoagy Carmichael
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Low Key
21 February 2010 | by (New Jersey) – See all my reviews

'Roseland' is a film made up of three separate stories set in the legendary Roseland Ballroom in Manhattan. The first, entitled 'The Waltz' features the wonderful Teresa Wright as a widow who comes to Roseland in order to sustain the memory of her late husband. She meets Stan (Lou Jacobi), who offers her an opportunity for happiness in the present. 'The Hustle' concerns Christopher Walken as a gigolo with three women in his life, all of whom depend on him for different degrees of romance and companionship. In the final story, 'The Peabody,' an older woman (Lilia Skala) sets out to win a dance competition despite warnings that it could endanger her health.

All three segments are sensitive portrayals of different kinds of lonely people seeking some sort companionship and/or fulfillment. Out of the three, only 'The Waltz' is truly memorable, thanks to the great performances from Wright and Jacobi. The performances in the other two are good, but don't top those in the first.

The cinematography captures the dance floor activities wonderfully, and the entire film has an eerie, otherworldly quality to it. It's as if when these people step off the cruel New York streets, they are transported into another world. A world that is full of music, romance, and possibilities.


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
what's wrong with Pauline? akik926
Discuss Roseland (1977) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?