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Rambling Rose (1991)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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David E. Scarborough ...
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Rose, is taken in by the Hillyer family to serve as a 1930s housemaid so that she can avoid falling into a life of prostitution. Rose's appearence and personality is such that all men fall for her, and Rose knows it. She can't help herself from getting into trouble with men. "Daddy" Hillier soon grows tired of Rose's rambling ways. Written by Rob Hartill

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Innocence has never been so seductive.



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sensuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

20 September 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

As Noites de Rose  »

Box Office


$7,500,000 (estimated)


$6,266,621 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Producer Renny Harlin originally wanted to direct also, but director Martha Coolidge had done so much work already that Harlin stayed only as producer, but was on the set all time. See more »


When Rose is in bed with Buddy, the shot of the two of them shows her left arm being under the covers, and immediately the next shot is a closeup of Rose and her left arm is up and behind her head. See more »


[first lines]
[title: Glennville, Georgia 1971]
Willcox Hillyer: [voiceover] In deep Dixieland, the month of October is almost summery.
Willcox Hillyer: I had come south to visit my father. Mother had died a few years before, and Daddy was living all alone. He wouldn't have it otherwise.
Willcox Hillyer: Looking at that old house, a painful nostalgia gripped me for the south itself, the old south I had known, and the people in it. When I was thirteen years old, a girl came to this house. I overheard my father decide in a conference ...
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Referenced in The 49th Annual Golden Globe Awards (1992) See more »


Music and Lyrics by Daniel Decatur Emmett
Performed by Louis Armstrong and The Dukes of Dixieland
Courtesy of MAJ Music, Inc.
Published by MAJ Music, Inc. (ASCAP)
Administered by Larry Spier, Inc.
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A character study featuring fine performances by the leads
14 December 2000 | by (Tucson AZ) – See all my reviews

This film is essentially character-driven and features excellent performances throughout, particularly the four principals-Laura Dern, Diane Ladd, Robert Duvall and Lukas Haas. Ladd and Dern mother and daughter in real life) give especially fine performances and deservedly received nominatins for the Academy Awards In the Actress and Supporting Actress categories. The film has a good script and is well done technically. But it is first and foremost an actor's movie and the acting carries the movie along. Well worth your time. Recommended.

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