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Straight-Jacket (2004)

 -  Comedy  -  4 March 2004 (USA)
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In 1950's Hollywood, movie star Guy Stone must marry a studio secretary in order to conceal his homosexuality. Sally has no idea her marriage is a sham, though, and turns Guy's life upside-down. Then he falls in love.

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Guy Stone
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Sally Stone
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Rick Foster
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Jerry Albrecht
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Saul Ornstein
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Freddie Stevens
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Victor
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Waiter
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Ray Verrine
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Moron #2
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Betty Bright
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In 1950's Hollywood, movie star Guy Stone must marry a studio secretary in order to conceal his homosexuality. Sally has no idea her marriage is a sham, though, and turns Guy's life upside-down. Then he falls in love.

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Fame... Money... Girls... What's his secret?

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4 March 2004 (USA)  »

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Saia Justa  »

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$2,888 (USA) (3 December 2004)

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$45,463 (USA) (15 April 2005)
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Trivia

Jackie Hoffman, who originated the role of Jerry in the stage play, was asked to reprise her role, but couldn't due to her appearance in "Hairspray: The Musical." See more »

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The top button of Guy's blue shirt is buttoned and unbuttoned in alternate shots. See more »

Quotes

Ray Verrine: Mr. Stone, are you now or have you ever been a homosexual communist? Are you or have you, Mr. Stone?
Guy Stone: Yes.
Ray Verrine: And are you personally aware of others, like yourself, working in the motion picture industry?
Guy Stone: Yes, I am.
Ray Verrine: Please state their names for the record.
Guy Stone: I am what you say, and so are many of my peers. So what?
Ray Verrine: I just need their names, Mr. Stone.
Guy Stone: This is the only way I can help you, Ray. Because movies, for all their cornball reactionary idiocy, show us life as it might be, if only we could live ...
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Fun, smart, spoof of closeted 50s Hollywood
27 August 2005 | by (Fort Collins, Colorado, USA) – See all my reviews

I really enjoyed this film. It was a fun, witty, and fresh look at 50s Hollywood. The fact that it deals with gay characters aside, it has a fun, but strong message about the extent of how far McCarthy era probes went to play on public fears. This time it's dished right back to the fear-mongers.

The movie is shot on high-color film stock that makes it feel more like a 50s Technicolor feature. The characters are over-the-top and the sets are "fabulous." On the technical side, this movie has several long single-shot scenes that make it feel more like a 50s-era movie. I hear that they were equally difficult for the actors and crew to get get a good take. Most movie takes today are only seconds long with different camera takes strung together to make a scene. In Straight-Jacket, they pan the camera to make a very long, stage-like scene.

The humor of the film is very smart & witty. I always like a comedy where secondary & minor characters are used to carry the comedy while the main characters carry more of a straight plot. In this film, you can't wait for the next witty entanglement with either the butler (Michael Emerson) or the agent (Veronica Cartwright.) Of course, there are several on-going gags that lighten the serious message of the film.


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