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The Crazy-Quilt (1966)

A man with no illusions marries a young woman who is brimming with idealism. She attempts to remake her husband with her overflowing optimism, but the marriage is severely strained when her... See full summary »

Director:

John Korty

Writers:

John Korty, Allen Wheelis (novel)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Tom Rosqui ... Henry
Ina Mela Ina Mela ... Lorabella
Ellen Frye Ellen Frye ... Noel
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sonia Berman Sonia Berman ... Fortune Teller
Harry Hunt Harry Hunt ... Cyrus the Actor
Calvin Kentfield Calvin Kentfield ... Jim the Fisherman
Doug Korty Doug Korty ... Falbuck Wheelilng
Jerry Mander Jerry Mander ... Voice Teacher
Robert Marquis Robert Marquis ... Dr. Milton Tugwell
Burgess Meredith ... Narrator (voice)
Vicki Miller Vicki Miller ... Noel, as a child
Pavel Wald Pavel Wald ... Big Game Hunter
David Winters
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A man with no illusions marries a young woman who is brimming with idealism. She attempts to remake her husband with her overflowing optimism, but the marriage is severely strained when her first pregnancy ends in miscarriage. They separate, and the woman has a number of affairs, but eventually she returns to her husband. They have a daughter, then settle down to a life that is a blend of the husband's worldliness and the wife's idealism. Written by Dan Navarro <daneldorado@yahoo.com>

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Drama

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Wonderful Little Movie
5 February 2012 | by khanson-284-407089See all my reviews

I remember seeing this movie on Channel 11, the local PBS television station in Chicago, in the 1960's. I was a high school student at the time. Today I found myself remembering this one. I have just purchased the DVD from the John Korty website.

As I recall, this is a a modern day fable of a disillusioned man and a woman full of delusions. Burgess Meridith does a wonderful job narrating the film, which is some ways comes off as a silent film with narration.

It is a simple story: A contrast between those who try to live without delusion and those who seek fantasy. It is also a story about how this man changed and fell in love with this women who he thought was so silly. It left me such a lasting impression, I am certain that I am correct about the essentials. I also remember the endearing music, with violins (almost like "Fractured Fairy Tales" on "Rocky and Bullwinkle".)

When I get the DVD, let's see if I got things right after 44 years.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 October 1966 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Henry and Lorabella See more »

Filming Locations:

San Francisco, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$250,000 (estimated)
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Farallon See more »
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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