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First Monday in October (1981)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  21 August 1981 (USA)
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For the first time in history a woman is appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court, where she becomes a friendly rival to a liberal associate.

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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Dan Snow
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Ruth Loomis
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Chief Justice James Jefferson Crawford
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Christine Snow
James Stephens ...
Mason Woods
Joshua Bryant ...
Bill Russell
Wiley Harker ...
Justice Harold Webb
F.J. O'Neil ...
Justice Waldo Thompson
Charles Lampkin ...
Justice Josiah Clewes
Lew Palter ...
Justice Benjamin Halperin
Richard McMurray ...
Justice Richard Carey
Herb Vigran ...
Justice Ambrose Quincy
Edmund Stoiber ...
Committee Chairman
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Nebraska Attorney
Richard McKenzie ...
Hostile Senator
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Storyline

Ruth Loomis becomes the first woman appointed to the United States Supreme Court. A staunch conservative, she immediately runs into conflict with Dan Snow, the high court's resident liberal. Although, they never agree on the issues before the Court, they develop a respect and affection for one another after several comedic encounters. Written by Dave Gan <longbow@bigfoot.com>

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In the Supreme Court, there are only eight of them against all of her.

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Comedy | Drama

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21 August 1981 (USA)  »

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First Monday in October  »

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The original Broadway production of "First Monday in October" by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee opened at the Majestic Theater in New York on 3rd October 1978 and only ran for about a couple of months, for 79 performances to be exact, until 9th December that year. The stage production starred movie legend Henry Fonda and younger thesp Jane Alexander who was nominated for the 1979 Tony Award for Actress in a Drama. See more »

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Justice Loomis views a pornographic film to decide it it has "redeeming social or artistic importance". This is an outdated standard for obscenity which was superseded by the so-called "Miller test" in 1973. See more »

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Justice Dan Snow: I don't care how you seat them, try chairs.
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Referenced in Ban the Sadist Videos! Part 2 (2006) See more »

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I can't believe there are people who don't like this film.
4 September 2003 | by (Texas) – See all my reviews

This film is classic Mathau. The plot is a little thin, and not the most thought provoking, but it's the portrayal in the key roles that make this film great. Mathau is very believable as Justice Dan Snow. The scene with his wife and the wallpaper has got to be familiar to intellectual men everywhere. His one liners in this movie are some of my favorites...

C.J. - "Are you going to get that?"

D.S. - "The telephone has no constitutional right to be answered. Leave it alone, it'll go away."

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R.L. - "The Dr. says you might have had a heart attack..."

D.S. - "My heart wouldn't dare attack me!"

Over all a really well done film.


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