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F. Scott Fitzgerald and 'The Last of the Belles' (1974)

Not Rated | | Biography, Drama, Romance | TV Movie 7 January 1974
A semi-fictional account of how writer F. Scott Fitzgerald met his wife while he was in the army and stationed in Alabama in 1919.

Director:

George Schaefer

Writers:

F. Scott Fitzgerald (short story "Last of the Belles"), James Costigan (written for television)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Chamberlain ... F. Scott Fitzgerald
Blythe Danner ... Zelda Fitzgerald
Susan Sarandon ... Ailie Calhoun
David Huffman ... Andy McKenna
Ernest Thompson Ernest Thompson ... Earl Shoen
Richard Hatch ... Bill Knowles
James Naughton ... Cap. John Haines
Albert Stratton Albert Stratton ... John Biggs
Alex Sheafe Alex Sheafe ... Philippe
Sasha von Scherler ... Jeanette
Thomas A. Stewart Thomas A. Stewart ... Horace Canby
Norman Barrs Norman Barrs ... Waiter
Earl Sydnor Earl Sydnor ... Oliver
Brooke Adams ... Kitty Preston
Cynthia Woll Cynthia Woll ... Mary Bly Harwood
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A semi-fictional account of how writer F. Scott Fitzgerald met his wife while he was in the army and stationed in Alabama in 1919.

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Certificate:

Not Rated
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 January 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Das Leben des F. Scott Fitzgerald See more »

Filming Locations:

Savannah, Georgia, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Titus Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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[last lines]
Zelda Fitzgerald: Seems like no matter who you start out writin' about, it always turns out to be about us. Poor Goofo. I reckon you think that if you write the story often enough maybe some time, some way, it will have a happy ending.
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SARANDON & CHAMBERLAIN MADE A CLASSIC TOGETHER!
4 June 2003 | by whpratt1See all my reviews

Viewed this TV film in 1974 and after seeing "THE GREAT GATSBY", it was a big let down. Just recently I viewed this film again and it had an entire different meaning, Susan Sarandon and Richard Chamberlain made this a great short story film of drama, romance and young passoniate love. The director, George Schaefer, clearing showed what life was like during WW1, the music, the Southern way of living and the same exact situations America had to face when going to War and having to say goodby to their sweethearts and the broken hearts. At times I found myself getting mad at Susan, she just seemed to give all the men in her life a hard time and made you want to see her an OLD MAID! That is good acting and that is why this film is a great Classic to view.


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