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Mary Jane Harper Cried Last Night (1977)

A disturbed young mother with some serious psychological problems begins to take them out on her infant daughter.

Director:

Allen Reisner

Writer:

Joanna Lee
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Susan Dey ... Rowena Harper
John Vernon ... Dr. Orrin Helgerson
Kevin McCarthy ... Tom Atherton
Tricia O'Neil ... Dr. Angela Buccieri
Bernie Casey ... Dave Williams
Priscilla Pointer ... Laura Atherton
Phillip R. Allen Phillip R. Allen ... Mr. Bernards
Natasha Ryan ... Mary Jane Harper
Ray Buktenica ... Dr. Mark Handelman
Rhea Perlman ... Judy
Ivan Bonar Ivan Bonar ... Judge F.F. Carlson
James Karen ... Dr. Sutterman
Charles Lucia ... Bill Harper
Sandra Deel Sandra Deel ... Mrs. Ramish
Elizabeth Robinson Elizabeth Robinson ... Jeanne Williams
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A disturbed young mother with some serious psychological problems begins to take them out on her infant daughter.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 October 1977 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Funnier the second time around!
11 January 2012 | by pysrdSee all my reviews

It hard to make a film about child abuse funny but this one makes it wonderfully ! I am a fan of Susan Dey and I thought she did well with the material given to her.The child playing Mary Jane is enough to annoy anyone-she even spits food at poor Susan's face!!!-I'd a slapped her too! Just like mommy dearest I feel more for the "abuser " than the child,and both films were hilarious ! I know this is not p.c. but I rather tell the truth.There are so many funny scenes here I hardly "know were to begin-Rhea Pearlman saying "She's freaking out in a motel room in the dessert" Pricilla pointer telling her daughter that she looks like a rag puller Or the general over acting of the doctor that is on the child's side. Ahh the 70's were good for cautionary tales and this one great example.Hilarious get out the popcorn and have a good laugh.


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