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Butterfly (1982)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  5 February 1982 (USA)
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Orson Welles, as judge Rauch, holds a lengthy trial against Jess Tyler, a caretaker deserted by his wife ten years before, who's accused of improper relations with his daughter Kady. ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Jess Tyler
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Kady Tyler
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Judge Rauch
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Belle Morgan
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Wash Gillespie
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Moke Blue
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Rev. Rivers
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Mrs. Helen Gillespie
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Mr. Gillespie
Paul Hampton ...
Norton
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Ed Lamey (as Buck Flower)
Ann Dane ...
Janey Tyler
Greg Gault ...
Bridger
John O'Conner White ...
Billy Roy
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Allen
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Orson Welles, as judge Rauch, holds a lengthy trial against Jess Tyler, a caretaker deserted by his wife ten years before, who's accused of improper relations with his daughter Kady. Complications follows when Wash, father of Kady's baby, comes back to take her away. Written by Adalberto Fornario

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A Controversial Thriller of Murder and Revenge. See more »

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Crime | Drama

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5 February 1982 (USA)  »

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Mariposa  »

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Trivia

The source 'James M Cain' novel's setting was changed from Appalachia to Nevada & Arizona for this movie. See more »

Quotes

Kady Tyler: That feels so good, Jess. Good, good hands... What's wrong?
Jess Tyler: It ain't right.
Kady Tyler: Feels good to me. Does it to you?
Jess Tyler: It just ain't right.
Kady Tyler: It's right if it's good.
Jess Tyler: You're my daughter, Kady.
Kady Tyler: I'm a woman, too.
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Connections

Referenced in Laserdisc Memories: The Lonely Lady (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

It's Wrong For Me To Love You
Music by Ennio Morricone
Lyrics by Carol Connors
Performed by Pia Zadora
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Not nearly as bad as some suggest
29 June 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Is it Citizen Kane? No, but it does also feature a wonderful performance from Orson Welles. That and a beautiful song sung by star Pia Zadora over the end credits. Admittedly the film drags a bit, and features a somewhat implausible storyline. It's definitely not for all audiences because of those elements.

Nevertheless, Matt Cimber created a thoroughly interesting and entertaining film in 'Butterfly'. It's certainly worth at least one viewing, if anything simply for the credits song "It's Wrong For Me To Love You" and Welles' delightfully over-the-top turn as Judge Rauch. Ennio Morricone's haunting musical score also complements the intrigue of the film's events quite nicely.


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