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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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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 September 1963 (Sweden) See more »

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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

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 »

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When David first meets Lisa and then Simon touches him, someone can be seen running up the stairs behind them (it might be Lisa but it seems doubtful). See more »

Quotes

Lisa Brandt: I'm not a lump and I like to jump!
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Referenced in Feud: And the Winner Is... (The Oscars of 1963) (2017) See more »

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apparently greatly under-rated
24 April 2002 | by mindfire-3See all my reviews

how could this film only rate a 6.9 on imdb? this film is incredibly poignant and well done, from the fantastic story to the wonderful performances to the gorgeous black and white cinematography. there just aren't that many films out there that are this good. maybe the subject material of teenage mental illness is just too difficult for some or some people today can't relate to the characters who seem very different from today's teenagers. it is a rare thing to experience a movie that evokes such deep feelings from its audience. Frank and Eleanor Perry, this film's director and writer (and husband and wife team) had a penchant for disturbing, emotional conflicts. this film started their careers and was Oscar-nominated for both its direction and its screenplay. in our own way we are like these lost children, finding our way to the best start we can make in life.


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