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David and Lisa (1962)

Not Rated | | Drama | 13 November 1963 (Italy)
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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Complete credited cast:
... David Clemens
... Lisa Brandt
... Dr. Alan Swinford
... Mrs. Clemens
... John
Richard McMurray ... Mr. Stewart Clemens
Nancy Nutter ... Maureen
Mathew Anden ... Simon (as Matthew Anden)
Jaime Sánchez ... Carlos (as Jaime Sanchez)
Coni Hudak ... Kate
... Josette (as Karen Gorney)
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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$185,000 (estimated)
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This film was done 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. At the end when Keir Dullea runs up the steps it's the same steps Sylvester Stallone runs up in Rocky. 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 »

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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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Loved it!
21 February 2005 | by See 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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