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David and Lisa (1962)

Not Rated | | Drama | 9 September 1963 (Sweden)
Teenager David Clemens develops a hysterical fear that he will die if he comes into physical contact with another person. Perturbed, David's overbearing mother places him in a home for mentally disturbed young people.

Director:

Frank Perry

Writers:

Eleanor Perry (screenplay), Theodore Isaac Rubin (book) (as Theodore Isaac Rubin M.D.)
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 5 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Keir Dullea ... David Clemens
Janet Margolin ... Lisa Brandt
Howard Da Silva ... Dr. Alan Swinford
Neva Patterson ... Mrs. Clemens
Clifton James ... John
Richard McMurray Richard McMurray ... Mr. Stewart Clemens
Nancy Nutter Nancy Nutter ... Maureen
Mathew Anden Mathew Anden ... Simon (as Matthew Anden)
Jaime Sánchez ... Carlos (as Jaime Sanchez)
Coni Hudak Coni Hudak ... Kate
Karen Lynn Gorney ... Josette (as Karen Gorney)
Janet Lee Parker Janet Lee Parker ... Sandra
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Storyline

The emotional story of a young man in a mental institution for teens who begins to understand his psychosis in the environment of others with mental and emotional problems. He finds intimacy with Lisa, a young woman suffering from dissociative identity disorder. Written by joe robertson <glossy@mail.utexas.edu>

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An unusual love story!

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Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

In the scene in Dr. Alan Swinford's office where David quotes, "When all at once I saw a crowd, A host of golden daffodils", that's from the poem, "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud" by Wordsworth, 1807. See more »

Goofs

Keir Dullea has pointed this one out himself. When David and Dr. Swinford arrive at the museum to find Lisa there, the car exhaust is visible and can be seen changing direction based on the wind and bad cut. See more »

Quotes

Lisa Brandt: [a mental patient who talks in rhymes] Cow, cow, cow. Big black cow, big fat sow, and how, how! Cow, cow, cow.
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Connections

Referenced in The Pretty One (2013) See more »

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"David and Lisa" is a well-made, beautifully photographed film from the early 1960's. It tells the very unusual love story between two people with extreme eccentricities. I am still uncertain, considering the year in question, whether they are supposed to be mentally ill or merely "troubled teens". Keir Dullea (better known, to me, in "2001") was hardly 17, but at 25 or 26 at the time, his performance and the whole material more than compensated for the obvious adult in the role. The independently produced film comes at the beginning of a long string of films dealing with mental issues. This one reminded me mostly of "Splendor in the Grass"--or at least the last half of that film. The cinematography is like one Ansel Adams photo after another. Do yourself a favor and watch this film!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 September 1963 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

$185,000 (estimated)
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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