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David and Lisa (1962)

Not Rated | | Drama | 9 September 1963 (Sweden)
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 ... See full summary »

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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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 September 1963 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

David e Lisa See more »

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Budget:

$185,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Louis W. Kellman had initially tried but failed to raise funds and produce this low budget film in spite of his prior success with the low budget The Burglar (1957). Kellman's local studio did however supply production services such as equipment and supplemental crew but he received no screen credit. See more »

Goofs

About halfway in, as David is beginning a chess game, Lisa picks up a white knight, puts it various places on the board and then on the opponent's head. There, though, it has become the white queen. When she returns it to the board the piece is once again a knight. ' See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Clemens: David, you never used to talk to me like that.
David Clemens: What makes you think that I ever really talked to you at all? When people talk, it means they say what they really feel. All you ever do is toss words around.
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Slightly Chilly But A Top Drawer Touchy Feely 60s Movie
22 September 2003 | by secragtSee all my reviews

Probably director Perry's finest hour, David AND LISA basically cost nothing and went on to gross a fortune despite its downbeat nature. Keir Dullea and Janet Margolin are wonderful in this nicely modulated yet off-kilter love story. The best romance stories are beset by the biggest obstacles and this movie touchingly lays out the challenging premise of blossoming love between two emotionally disturbed individuals with much to overcome. Sometimes cold and distant and not always a happy movie-going experience, David AND LISA is nevertheless a convincing and definitive testament to the thrills and agonies of young love. Those who like this movie might also consider seeking out the similarly touching Aussie movie ANGEL BABY, which also addresses the subject of love from the point of view of emotionally troubled individuals.


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