6.6/10
963
12 user 10 critic

I Never Promised You a Rose Garden (1977)

A disturbed,institutionalized 16-year-old girl struggles between fantasy and reality.

Director:

Anthony Page

Writers:

Joanne Greenberg (novel) (as Hannah Green), Gavin Lambert (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
Reviews

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Prime Video

ON DISC
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

When Jimmy's idol, James Dean, dies on September 30, 1955, the small-town Arkansas college undergraduate goes berserk. He and his friends hold a vigil which turns into a drunk and, finally,... See full summary »

Director: James Bridges
Stars: Richard Thomas, Susan Tyrrell, Deborah Benson
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The younger son of a working-class Jewish family in Montreal, Duddy Kravitz yearns to make a name for himself in society. This film chronicles his short and dubious rise to power, as well ... See full summary »

Director: Ted Kotcheff
Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Micheline Lanctôt, Jack Warden
Summer of '42 (1971)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

During his summer vacation on Nantucket Island in 1942, a youth eagerly awaiting his first sexual encounter finds himself developing an innocent love for a young woman awaiting news on her soldier husband's fate in WWII.

Director: Robert Mulligan
Stars: Jennifer O'Neill, Gary Grimes, Jerry Houser
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A Jewish man and a Jewish woman meet and while attracted to each other, find that their worlds are very different. She is the archtypical Jewish American Princess, very emotionally involved... See full summary »

Director: Larry Peerce
Stars: Richard Benjamin, Ali MacGraw, Jack Klugman
The Seniors (1978)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

Four students open a bogus sex clinic for cheap thrills and then are amazed to see it blossom into a profitable business.

Director: Rod Amateau
Stars: Jeffrey Byron, Gary Imhoff, Dennis Quaid
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

The story follows three teenagers through their senior year of high school in the 1960s, focusing on the star athlete of the group.

Director: Joseph Ruben
Stars: Scott Jacoby, Deborah Benson, Dennis Quaid
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A wealthy woman from Manhattan's Upper East Side struggles to deal with her new identity and her sexuality after her husband of sixteen years leaves her for a younger woman.

Director: Paul Mazursky
Stars: Jill Clayburgh, Alan Bates, Michael Murphy
Young Winston (1972)
Biography | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Complex family relationships, as well as a combat experience, form the personality of the future world-famous politician.

Director: Richard Attenborough
Stars: Simon Ward, Robert Shaw, Anne Bancroft
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A mysterious violent man breaks into a rich couples apartment and holding his wife hostage. The threatening and dangerous situation devolve into an erotic game.

Director: Jacques Doniol-Valcroze
Stars: Bibi Andersson, Bruno Cremer, Frédéric de Pasquale
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A first-year law student at Harvard Law School struggles with balancing his coursework and his relationship with the daughter of his sternest professor.

Director: James Bridges
Stars: Timothy Bottoms, Lindsay Wagner, John Houseman
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A semi-fictional account on the fatidic September 11, 1973, when the military commanded by General Pinochet took over the power from socialist president Salvador Allende, initiating a ... See full summary »

Director: Helvio Soto
Stars: John Abbey, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Bibi Andersson
Black Sunday (1977)
Adventure | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Black Sunday is the powerful story of a Black September terrorist group attempting to blow up a Goodyear blimp hovering over the Super Bowl stadium with 80,000 people and the president of the United States in attendance.

Director: John Frankenheimer
Stars: Robert Shaw, Bruce Dern, Marthe Keller
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kathleen Quinlan ... Deborah Blake
Bibi Andersson ... Dr. Fried
Ben Piazza ... Jay Blake
Lorraine Gary ... Ester Blake
Martine Bartlett ... Secret Wife
Margo Ann Berdeshevsky Margo Ann Berdeshevsky ... Drawing Patient
Darlene Craviotto Darlene Craviotto ... Carla
Reni Santoni ... Hobbs
Susan Tyrrell ... Lee
Signe Hasso ... Helene
Norman Alden ... McPherson
Sylvia Sidney ... Miss Coral
Dennis Quaid ... Shark, Baseball Pitcher
Karin Collison ... Nurse (as Elizabeth Dartmoor)
Robert Viharo ... Anterrabae
Edit

Storyline

Based very loosely on the intricate novel by Joanne Greenberg. A young woman's devotion to a childhood fantasy kingdom has taken over her entire life and causes her endless pain and degradation. Placed in a mental hospital, she has the great good fortune to have a truly caring therapist who tries to help her accept reality, even though reality isn't so great either. Written by Molly Malloy <mailcall@bluemarble.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The Best Selling Novel Is Now a Triumphant New Film

Genres:

Drama | Fantasy

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 October 1977 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Nunca te prometí un jardín de rosas See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Natalie Wood was a close friend of the movie's writer, Gavin Lambert , and was working with Sydney Pollack when she was planning to produce. See more »

Goofs

In the New Year's party scene, Deborah is seen with loose hair talking to Dr. Fried and then there is close-up of Deborah with her hair pulled back from her forehead. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Singing the Greens
Written by Susan Tyrrell and Georg Michalski
Performed by Susan Tyrrell
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Interesting for the cast...
4 March 2007 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

This is a film which came too late.Anybody who sees it is going to compare it to Anatole Litvak's "the snake pit" (1948).But that was then and this is now and the evolution is barely discernible.If "snake pit" was (unfairly) dismissed as obsolete,what can we say of a movie which was produced thirty years later and (roughly) depicts the same milieu? The most interesting thing in that average-to-good foray into psychiatry is its cast.Bergmanian Bibi Anderson is ideally cast as the shrink who tells the disappointed heroine "I've never promised you a rose garden".But there are also former glories such as Signe Hasso and Sylvia Sydney and future stars (Dennis Quaid).


2 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 12 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed