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The Bell Jar (1979)

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Details a young woman's summer in New York working for a Mademoiselle-like magazine, return home to New England, and subsequent breakdown all amidst the horrors of the fifties, from news of... See full summary »

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Mrs. Greenwood
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Buddy Willard
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Dr. Nolan
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Jay Cee
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Lenny
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Mr. Gilling
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Bea Ramsey
Carole Monferdini ...
Hilda
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Details a young woman's summer in New York working for a Mademoiselle-like magazine, return home to New England, and subsequent breakdown all amidst the horrors of the fifties, from news of the Rosenbergs' execution to sleazy disc jockeys and predatory college boys. Written by Remy <rholzer@ammi.org>

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Sometimes just being a woman is an act of courage.

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25 October 1979 (Denmark)  »

Also Known As:

Canção para Uma Louca  »

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Director Larry Peerce and star Marilyn Hassett were married at the time of production. See more »

Goofs

Early in the picture an early-'50s New York cab has a telephone number on it beginning with "555". The all-numeric phone numbers were not put into use for another decade. See more »

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Here Comes The Night
Written and Performed by Janis Ian
Arranged and Conducted by Ronald Frangipane (uncredited)
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Marilyn Hassett Gives A Great Performance!
23 June 2001 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

Remember seeing this film years ago and it had a lasting impression on me! I remember the wonderful performance of Marilyn Hassett as Esther and Julie Harris as her mother! The breakdown of the main character was horrorfing and so well acted! I wish this was on video! Whatever happened to Marilyn Hassett she had a real promising career and what beautiful hair!


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