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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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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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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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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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Mono

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Janet Margolin showed up to audition for the role of Lisa carrying a doll. See more »

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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

Lisa Brandt: What do you see when you look at me?
David Clemens: I see a girl who looks like a pearl. I see a pearl of a girl.
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Referenced in The Story of the Swimmer (2014) See more »

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A powerful, emotionally charged film
1 June 2005 | by moontubeSee all my reviews

Although I viewed this film over 40 years ago, it still comes back to my mind from time to time. It packs an emotional punch that is rarely seen in cinema today. The young Keir Dullea gives a very convincing performance as a highly intelligent, but mentally disturbed young man. The cinematography is excellent, burning images into the mind that are still there 40 years later. I recommend this film highly to anyone interested in the cinematic art, as well as those who enjoy a strong story. The fact that the film was shot in black and white is a definite plus. It tends to accentuate the starkness of David's world and subliminally takes the viewer into a world of absolutes, where shades of gray have no place.


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