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The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond -- The story of Fisher Willow, the disliked 1920s Memphis débutante daughter of a plantation owner with a distaste for narrow-minded people and a penchant for shocking and insulting those around her. After returning from studies overseas, Fisher falls in love with Jimmy, the down-and-out son of an alcoholic father and an insane mother who works at a store on her family's plantation. She tries to pass him off as an upper-class suitor to appease the spinster aunt who controls her family's fortune, but when she loses a diamond, it places their tenuous relationship in further jeopardy.
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Tennessee Williams (screenplay)
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Cast

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Bryce Dallas Howard ... Fisher

Chris Evans ... Jimmy

Will Patton ... Mr. Dobyne

Ann-Margret ... Cornelia

Mamie Gummer ... Julie

Jessica Collins ... Vinnie

Ellen Burstyn ... Addie

Peter Gerety ... Mr. Van Hooven

Marin Ireland ... Esmeralda

Zoe Perry ... Mathilde

Barbara Garrick ... Mrs. Dobyne

Zach Grenier ... Mr. Fenstermaker

Laila Robins ... Mrs. Fenstermaker
Susan Blommaert ... Addie's Nurse
Carol Sutton ... Susie

Rhoda Griffis ... Secretary
Harold Evans ... William

Geraldine Singer ... Nurse

Marco St. John ... Mr. Willow

Jenny Shakeshaft ... Caroline (as Jennifer Sipes)
Melissa Odom ... Relative
Terrance Taplin ... Fats
Alana McNair ... Dottie

Douglas M. Griffin ... Bathroom Man (as Douglas Griffin)
Erin Jackson-Legris ... Ballroom Voice #1 (voice)
Brittany Zimmerle ... Ballroom Voice #2 (voice)
Charles Pineda ... Hank

Derrick Denicola ... Tommy

John Gregory Willard ... Drunk Boy #1 (as John Willard)
Hevin Hampton ... Drunk Boy #2

Trent Dee ... Happy

Natalia Payne ... Gypsy (as Natalya Payne)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jillian Batherson ... Fenstermaker Girl (uncredited)

Ross Britz ... Clapping Boy (uncredited)

Hunter Burke ... Fenstermaker Boy (uncredited)

Courtney James Clark ... Fenstermaker Girl (uncredited)
Drew Langhart ... Fenstermaker Guy (uncredited)

Ryan Chase Lee ... Extra (uncredited)
Jill Miller ... Fenstermaker Girl (uncredited)
Ryan Reinike ... Eddie (uncredited)
Robert W. Savina ... Chaperone (uncredited)
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Directed by
Jodie Markell 
 
Writing credits
Tennessee Williams (screenplay)

Produced by
Brad M. Gilbert .... producer (as Brad Michael Gilbert)
Ronald H. Gilbert .... executive producer
Robbie Kass .... co-producer
Molly M. Mayeux .... line producer (as Molly Mayeux)
Roxanna Raanan .... associate producer
Mark L. Ruberg .... associate producer (as Mark Ruberg)
Brad Stokes .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Mark Orton 
 
Cinematography by
Giles Nuttgens (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Susan E. Morse 
Jeremy Workman 
 
Casting by
Avy Kaufman 
 
Production Design by
Richard Hoover 
David Stein 
 
Set Decoration by
Alice Baker 
 
Costume Design by
Chrisi Karvonides-Dushenko  (as Chrisi Karvonides)
 
Makeup Department
Vivian Baker .... makeup department head
Darryl W. Goetzman .... key hair stylist
Stacey Herbert .... makeup artist
Anne James .... hair stylist
Emanuel Millar .... hair stylist: Bryce Dallas Howard
Emanuel Millar .... hair department head
Donita Miller .... hair stylist (as Donita Sather)
Noreen Wilkie .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Jonathan Lynch .... production supervisor
Anthony Rossi III .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Christopher S. Bryson .... first assistant director
Irina Bryson .... key second assistant director
Matt Miller .... second second assistant director
Sean O'Regan .... second second assistant director
 
Art Department
David Adams .... set dresser
Michael Arena .... on-set greens
David Keith Broome .... greens foreman
Kim S. Carey .... set dresser
Monique Champagne .... buyer
Kenneth Chauvin .... set dresser
Michael Hendrick .... set dresser (as Michael E. Hendrick)
Michael A. Johnson .... leadman
Alexander Lasseigne III .... set dresser
Melanie Lewis .... buyer
Sam Lothridge .... on-set dresser
Louise Lynch .... art department coordinator
Michael S. Martin .... property master
Carl Mastio .... greensman
Cory Parker .... assistant property master
Jason Perlander .... set dresser (as Jason 'Monkey Boy' Perlander)
Alixandra Petrovich .... set dresser
David Lee Toth .... set dresser
Markus Wittman .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Steve C. Aaron .... additional sound mixer
Chuck Buch .... sound mixer
Derek Casari .... adr engineer
Ryan Collison .... foley engineer
John Evans .... boom operator
Ryan Farris .... sound utility
Robert Fernandez .... sound
Andy Kris .... sound re-recording mixer
Jay Peck .... foley artist
Mary Ellen Porto .... dialogue editor
 
Special Effects by
Matthew Scurry .... special effects technician
Ken Speed .... special effects coordinator
 
Visual Effects by
Chris Gelles .... visual effects executive producer: & Company
Peter Heady .... DI finishing artist
David Isyomin .... visual effects supervisor: & Company
Mark Scott Friedman .... digital compositor (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Phil O'Dell .... stunt coordinator
Robin Hart Smith .... stunt double
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Patrick Barnes .... camera loader
Kevin Boyle .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Chip Carey .... best boy electric
Rowland Egerton .... best boy rigging grip
Henry Guzman .... rigging electrician
Penelope Helmer .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Richard T. Hoover .... grip
Franklin Jones II .... key rigging grip
Michael D. Kennedy .... rigging electrician
Justin LeBlanc .... electrician
Gerard Martin .... film loader
Hobby Morrison .... camera operator
Paul Olinde .... gaffer
Patti Perret .... still photographer
Peter D. Roome .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Rick Secosky .... grip
Jeff Taylor .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Randy Tharpe .... grip
Robb W. Turner .... lamp operator
Darren Ursin .... rigging grip
Jeremy Webre .... grip
 
Casting Department
Marty Cherrix .... casting director: Louisiana
Micah Haley .... casting coordinator
David H. Kramer .... voice casting (as David Kramer)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sandra Algood .... wardrobe assistant
Suzanne M.B. Chambliss .... wardrobe production assistant
Loretta Harper .... set costumer
Aurora Knox .... seamstress (as Aurora C. Knox)
Ashlie Philastre .... set costumer (as Ashlie E. Philastre)
Robin Roberts .... costume supervisor
Andrea Sweet .... key costumer
Ashley Thomas .... wardrobe production assistant
 
Editorial Department
Chris Beardsley .... technician: Arriscan
Jennifer Chiurco .... editorial intern
John Dowdell .... digital intermediate colorist
Matt Garner .... additional editor
Peter Heady .... digital intermediate finishing artist
Jean Lane .... digital intermediate producer
David O. Rogers .... assistant editor
Daniel Silverman .... digital imaging supervisor
Tim Spitzer .... digital intermediate supervisor
 
Music Department
Ara Anderson .... musician
Ben Goldberg .... musician
Jon-Erik Kellso .... musician
Carla Kihlstedt .... musician
Dan Levinson .... period music consultant
Joe Mulherin .... music supervisor
Joe Mulherin .... score producer
Mark Orton .... musician
Mark Orton .... score producer
Chris Robertson .... music clearance
 
Transportation Department
Samuel Wayne Beitz .... driver: honeywagon
Brian Buquoi .... driver: cast
Dale Combs .... honeywagon operator
Monica W. Fuller .... driver (as Monica Williamson)
Danny Mortenson .... transportation coordinator
Willie D. Partin .... transportation captain
Paul Salard III .... production van driver
Doug Wilson .... transportation captain
 
Other crew
Barbara Balentine .... stand in: female/lead
Samuel Birdsong .... production assistant
Brian Buquoi .... production assistant
J.P. Byrd .... assistant chef
Jade King Carroll .... production assistant
Christina DeCharles .... assistant location manager
Kristin Eliason .... piano hand double
Nick Erickson .... choreographer
Teri Fischer .... first production accountant
Jeff Galpin .... animal wrangler
Laurent Gougneau .... chef
Warren T. Goz .... financial consultant
Kristen Horn .... assistant to Ms. Howard (as Kristen Colozzi)
Scott M. King .... set production assistant
Susie Labry .... stand-in
John Landers .... craft service
Cornell P. Landry .... assistant chef
Lauren Leach .... production coordinator
Kevin Lorio .... key set production assistant
Jessica Luebe .... stand-in (as Jessica Dwyer)
Bethany McCullough .... assistant choreographer
Stewart McMichael .... financial consultant
Alana McNair .... assistant to Ms. Markell
Alana McNair .... first assistant: director
Tim Monich .... dialect coach
Marilyn Penn .... post-production accountant
Philip Robert .... production assistant
Stephen W. Rodriguez .... assistant chef
Stephanie Strother .... assistant to Ms. Markell
Stephanie Strother .... assistant to director
Samuel W. Sullivan .... script supervisor
Tara Testa .... assistant to Mr. Evans
Shayne Tingle .... lead stand-in
Robert Waddell .... assistant chef (as Robert 'Bobnoxious' Waddell)
 
Thanks
Tennessee Williams .... dedicatee (as Tennessee)
 

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Rated PG-13 for some sexuality and drug content
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13 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
cool evening river wind, 23 January 2011
Author: Bogie27 from United States

This Tennessee Williams period story focuses on life in the south in the late twenties. Williams enthusiast and director Jodie Markell brings the overlooked play to the screen. While not for everyone, Loss of a teardrop diamond is a change of pace and refreshing as a breath of cool evening river wind.

The story begins with the character of Fisher Willow, who returns to her father's Mississippi river plantation after an education in Europe. Fisher is played by Brice Dallas Howard and is as smooth as Jack Daniels in this sultry southern role. Social troubles have plagued Fisher after her father has committed a despised act toward the southern end of the community by blowing the river levee on his property. Fisher becomes rebellious and indignant to a society who blames her for her fathers sins.

For reasons unknown to the audience Fisher has developed a strong attraction to Jimmy Dobyne. It seems that Jimmy's family has seen better times. Since the years his grandfather was governor of the state, his family has fallen from prominence into near poverty. Jimmy's alcoholic father finds himself dependent on employment from the Willow family.

It appears Fisher's Aunt Cornelia is in control of the family and demands Fisher complete her social debut. Fisher employs Jimmy to escort her to the debutante parties, that her aunt Cornelia, has insisted she attend. Jimmy who feels manipulated and somewhat controlled resists Fishers advances toward him.

The story, while somewhat tame does contains some racy scenes that center around a Halloween party where things get out of hand. These scenes would have been tricky if not impossible to film in the fifties. No doubt from experiences in his early life, and probably from places like New Orleans, Williams creates a mosaic of wildly contrasting characters to illustrate this story. With the lives of so many different characters coming together, the sparks begin to fly toward the end of this film.

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