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Steambath (1973)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | Fantasy  -  4 May 1973 (USA)
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TV adaptation of Bruce Jay Friedman's off-Broadway play. Tandy, Merideth and assorted others unexpectedly wake up in a steambath with no easy exit. After spending some time there, it ... See full summary »

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Cast overview:
Stephen Elliott ...
Oldtimer
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Tandy
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Bieberman
Neil J. Schwartz ...
Young Man (as Neil Schwartz)
Patrick Spohn ...
Young Man
Peter Kastner ...
Gottlieb
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Meredith
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Broker
José Pérez ...
Attendant (as Jose Perez)
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Longshoreman
Shirley Kirkes ...
Young Girl
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Flanders
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TV adaptation of Bruce Jay Friedman's off-Broadway play. Tandy, Merideth and assorted others unexpectedly wake up in a steambath with no easy exit. After spending some time there, it becomes clear that the steambath is a sort of Afterlife, where indifferent souls come to tell their stories to God who happens to be the attendant picking up the towels. Written by <starcro1@gte.net>

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They Found God In A Steambath

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Valerie Perrine became the first woman to display (on purpose) her nipples on American network television during the 4 May 1973 broadcast of this movie on Hollywood Television Theater (PBS). Valerie Perrine was seen taking a shower from the side. Only a few PBS stations were adventurous enough to carry the program. See more »

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29 December 2001 | by (Glenwood Springs CO) – See all my reviews

I was fifteen when this movie originally aired. I watched it because I was a Bill Bixby fan, of all things (I was a big My Favorite Martian fan, and "The Courtship of Eddie's father was THE antidote to my real father). OK, I was fifteen, and the sight of Valerie Perrine in a towel made a big impression on me, but so did the themes and thought of this play. A lifelong agnostic, sometimes the sense of humor is the only sense that makes sense. PBS, if you won't re-air this, please make it available on video.


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