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Director:
Writers:
James M. Cain (novel)
Matt Cimber (adaptation) ...
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Release Date:
5 February 1982 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
From the author who gave you "The Postman Always Rings Twice"..."Double Indemnity"..."Mildred Pierce" ...Now, his most powerful and daring love story comes to the screen! See more »
Plot:
Orson Welles, as judge Rauch, holds a lengthy trial against Jess Tyler, a caretaker deserted by his wife ten years before... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Won Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 9 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
What would James M. Cain have thought?? See more (17 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Stacy Keach ... Jess Tyler

Pia Zadora ... Kady Tyler

Orson Welles ... Judge Rauch

Lois Nettleton ... Belle Morgan

Edward Albert ... Wash Gillespie

James Franciscus ... Moke Blue

Stuart Whitman ... Rev. Rivers

June Lockhart ... Mrs. Helen Gillespie

Ed McMahon ... Mr. Gillespie
Paul Hampton ... Norton

George 'Buck' Flower ... Ed Lamey (as Buck Flower)
Ann Dane ... Janey Tyler
Greg Gault ... Bridger
John O'Conner White ... Billy Roy

Peter Jason ... Allen
Kim Ptak ... Deputy

Leigh Christian ... Saleslady
Abraham Rudnick ... Court Stenographer (as Dr. Abraham Rudnick)
John F. Goff ... Truck Driver (as John Goff)
Dylan Urquidi ... Danny
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Directed by
Matt Cimber 
 
Writing credits
James M. Cain (novel)

Matt Cimber  adaptation and
John F. Goff  screenplay (as John Goff) and
Matt Cimber  screenplay

Produced by
Tino Barzie .... executive producer
Matt Cimber .... producer
 
Original Music by
Ennio Morricone 
 
Cinematography by
Eduard van der Enden  (as Eddy Van Der Enden)
 
Film Editing by
Thierry J. Couturier (co-editor)
Brent A. Schoenfeld  (as B.A. Schoenfeld)
Stan Siegel 
 
Art Direction by
Dave De Carlo 
 
Set Decoration by
Sheila Wallace 
 
Production Management
Jefferson Richard .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sanford Hampton .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Sandy Dvore .... graphics
Cheryl Levenson .... property master
Allen Teny .... construction supervisor
 
Sound Department
Gary Alexander .... sound re-recording mixer
Trevor Black .... sound mixer
Craig Felburg .... sound mixer
Kenn Fuller .... boom operator
Don Minkler .... sound re-recording mixer
Allen L. Stone .... sound re-recording mixer (as Alan Stone)
James Troutman .... supervising sound editor (as Jim Troutman)
 
Stunts
Janet Brady .... stunts
Greg Gault .... stunt coordinator
Paul Nuckles .... stunt coordinator
John O'Conner White .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
James Andrien .... gaffer
Mark Buckalew .... second assistant camera
Bruce Hamme .... key grip
G. Frank Leedy .... still photographer
Michael Lund .... first assistant camera
Diana Lyn .... still photographer
Morgan Renard .... still photographer
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sandy Bates .... wardrobe mistress
Bob Mackie .... costumes: Pia Zadora
 
Editorial Department
Bob Kaiser .... color timer
Richard Kleiner .... apprentice editor
 
Music Department
Morris I. Diamond .... music consultant
Robert Takagi .... music editor
 
Transportation Department
Tam Halling .... transportation captain
Roger Wooge .... transportation
 
Other crew
Lucienne Appel .... public relations
Bobby Jo Cawley .... production coordinator (as Bob Cawley)
Meshulam Riklis .... presenter (as M. Riklis)
Brenda Weisman .... script supervisor
 

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Runtime:
107 min
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Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
This movie was not actually Pia Zadora's first film as she had appeared as a child in Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964) eighteen years earlier. Zadora's billing on this picture erroneously states "Presenting Pia Zadora as Kady".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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Soundtrack:
It's Wrong For Me To Love YouSee more »

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8 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
What would James M. Cain have thought??, 5 April 2007
Author: moonspinner55 from las vegas, nv

Adaptation of James M. Cain's book "The Butterfly" won Pia Zadora a Golden Globe for Most Promising Newcomer before anyone had even screened the film, setting into motion an awards-show controversy that is far more interesting than anything in this movie. Shabby potboiler has a sexy teenager in 1930s Arizona reuniting herself with a man who may be her long-lost father; that doesn't stop her from seducing him, which leads to dirty doings, a murder, and a final act in the courthouse (with Orson Welles as the judge!). Co-screenwriter Matt Cimber also directed the picture, but he fails to create a depiction of this time and place that is half-way realistic, preferring to let Zadora's sexual antics carry the load. She isn't terrible, yet her cameo in "Hairspray" a few years later far exceeds anything she does here. *1/2 from ****

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