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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 »

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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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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 September 1963 (Sweden) 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

This film was shot on location in a building which has since been converted to St. Sahag & St. Mesrob Armenian Apostolic Church in Wynnewood, PA. Other scenes are at the Wynnewood train station and at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, where Keir Dullea runs up the same steps Sylvester Stallone runs up in Rocky (1976) 14 years later. 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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Loved it!
21 February 2005 | by michaelmilliganSee all my reviews

Janet Margolin as Lisa was not only beautiful, but her smile, as another commenter stated, "could light up the darkest room." It's true. She was very likable. While David wasn't "likable", he played his part very well, and became more sympathetic as the movie went on. This is one of those movies that is much better than you thought it might be. I loved it.

I also think the storyline was very well done. It kept you engrossed. The doctor was very meek in the best sense of the word - not responding to provocation by David in the least.

David's outbursts when touched were moving and very realistic - you believed he felt that way.

Lisa, frumpy dress, messy hair and all, was astonishingly beautiful in my eyes, and acted out her part perfectly.

All in all, I would watch the movie again. It's that good.


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