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Parents Guide for
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Since the beliefs that parents want to instill in their children can vary greatly, we ask that, instead of adding your personal opinions about what is right or wrong in a film, you use this feature to help parents make informed viewing decisions by describing the facts of relevant scenes in the title for each one of the different categories: Sex and Nudity, Violence and Gore, Profanity, Alcohol/Drugs/Smoking, and Frightening/Intense Scenes.
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Sex & Nudity

Frances is complety nude in her bathroom scene when the police break into her Hotel Knickerbocker apartment.

Frances is in bed with "Harry York" and is in a suggestive pose in a backseat earlier in the film.

A couple of scenes where her breasts are briefly shown.

There is a rape scene in an asylum. Several nude people (briefly shown) are walking around (frontal nudity is shown) while this takes place.

Frances cheats on her first husband, "Dwayne Steele", with down & out leftist politian "Harry York" during her hometown's premier of her hit movie "Come and Get It".

Violence & Gore

Frances punches another woman, knocking her down, hospital orderlies drag Frances into a padded cell, a soldier rapes her inside an asylum, Dwayne Steele has a tantrum over Frances' cheating and destroys Frances' portrait and tears up a bed. Some of the film crew talk about killing her for being late/not showing up.


G---, f---, c---s---ck...

Drinking and smoking, references to and use of amphetamines. Towards the end, TV host Ralph Edwards ("This Is Your Life") questions Frances about alcoholism and using "dope" (Frances denies them both).

The rough police arrests, Dwayne Steele's anger over her adultery on him, her attack on her hairdresser and tantrum inside a courthouse, her anger towards her mother for taking away her legal rights and committing her (and brief anger towards her father for passively allowing this) and and violence inside the asylum give this film its deserved "R" rating; not for younger, easily scared audiences.

Page last updated by k1966, 1 year ago
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Argentina:18 (original rating) / Argentina:13 (re-rating) / Australia:M / Canada:14+ (Ontario) / Finland:K-16 / Peru:14 / Portugal:M/12 (DVD rating) / Sweden:15 / UK:15 / USA:R / West Germany:16 (f)

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