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Limbo (1972)

PG | | Drama | November 1972 (USA)
Deals with the problems facing a group of women married to men who are missing in Vietnam action.

Director:

Mark Robson

Writers:

James Bridges, Joan Micklin Silver (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kate Jackson ... Sandy Lawton
Katherine Justice ... Sharon Dornbeck
Stuart Margolin ... Phil Garrett
Hazel Medina Hazel Medina ... Jane Work
Kathleen Nolan ... Mary Kay Beull
Russell Wiggins Russell Wiggins ... Alan Weber
Joan Murphy Joan Murphy ... Margaret Holroyd
Mike Bersell ... Joe Beull
Kim Nicholas Kim Nicholas ... Kathy Beull
Ken Kornbluh Ken Kornbluh ... Pete Beull
Laura Kornbluh Laura Kornbluh ... Julie Beull
Dick Callinan Dick Callinan ... Col. Lloyd
Charles G. Martin ... Col. Gunderson
Frank Logan Frank Logan ... Gen. Gibbs
Andy Jarrell Andy Jarrell ... Ed Baldwin (as Andrew Jarrell)
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Deals with the problems facing a group of women married to men who are missing in Vietnam action. This is a slice-of-life film with each woman representing a different category: Nolan is the mother of four whose husband has been missing for years; Justice is a socialite who refuses to believe, despite strong evidence, that her husband has been killed; and Jackson gives a fine performance as a young woman, married only two weeks before her husband went off to war. He is missing in action, and she has met another man. This is one of the few films about Vietnam's effect on the home front and is certainly one of the only films made while the war was in progress. It also is a stand-out for the number of women involved in production. Silver wrote the story and collaborated on the screenplay. In addition, the film was edited and scored by women. Written by Ulf Kjell Gür

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Everybody belongs to somebody except women in limbo. See more »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

November 1972 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Chained to Yesterday See more »

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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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Color (Technicolor)
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Missing in Action, Killed in Action or Prisonner of War
2 December 2008 | by searchanddestroy-1See all my reviews

For the first time I'll comment another thing than a B movie. This one is a drama. Pretty well done. Of course, Mark Robson is more comfortable with action films. But this one is the first, as far as I know, which talks about soldiers's wives. Missing in Action, Killed in Action or Prisonner of War's wives. Women who expect the unexpected. Women who try to survive. Women who try to help themselves, share their pain, their hope. That reminds me a film shot in 2002 or 2003, starring Mel Gibson : WE WERE SOLDIERS. In this movie, the women's lives were also evoked, even if the film focused also on warfare, in Nam.

In LIMBO, we see these women prey to guilt, doubt, especially when some men are snooping around, trying to date with them. These women who suffer of loneliness. Women who don't know if their missing husbands are dead or not.

A sensitive movie. Very interesting one. But I guess that there were some other films about that subject.


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