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I'm a Fool (1977)

A young horse trainer woos a woman with his lies of importance and wealth.

Director:

Noel Black

Writers:

Sherwood Anderson (story), Ron Cowen
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ron Howard ... Andy
Amy Irving ... Lucy
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Otis Calef Otis Calef
Henry Fonda ... Narrator
Santiago González Santiago González
Randi Kallan Randi Kallan
John Light John Light
John Tidwell John Tidwell
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A young horse trainer woos a woman with his lies of importance and wealth.

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 April 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The American Short Story: I'm a Fool See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Version of General Electric Theater: I'm a Fool (1954) See more »

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I'm a Fool -- Watch It!
16 July 2006 | by wschuck67See all my reviews

A virtually untapped source of dramatic material is the body of work by Sherwood Anderson. "I'm a Fool" is the ONLY Anderson work ever turned into film. His novel "Kit Brandon" was optioned but never made it to the screen. As Henry Fonda refers to Anderson's work in the introduction, this "sketch" is just that, as a story and as a short film. Being produced on a low budget, the film is kept simple and definitely not over-produced. The cast and portrayal of turn-of-the-century life in "I'm a Fool" are phenomenal for a low-budget film: Ron Howard, Amy Irving, and the late Santiago Gonzalez. Being a native Ohioan, I was only disappointed that "Cedar Point" was called "Cedar Lake" in the film. All else is true to form. Sherwood Anderson would be proud.


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