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A Sensitive, Passionate Man (1977)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 6 June 1977
The marriage of a wealthy, outwardly happy couple is threatened by the husband's alcoholism.

Director:

John Newland

Writers:

Rita Lakin (teleplay), Barbara Mahoney (book)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Angie Dickinson ... Marjorie 'Margie' Delaney
David Janssen ... Michael Delaney
Mariclare Costello ... Pat Morris
Richard Venture Richard Venture ... Jack Morris
Todd Lookinland ... Dan Delaney
Justin Randi Justin Randi ... Kerry Delaney
Terry Hinz Terry Hinz ... Mr. De Mora
Rhodes Reason ... John Chapin
Richard Bull ... Dr. Lazerow
Marged Wakeley Marged Wakeley ... Ann Chapin
Laura Campbell Laura Campbell ... Rachel
Beverly Carter Beverly Carter ... Jane Larkin
Frederick Hoffman Frederick Hoffman ... Paul Larkin
Craig Littler ... Roy
Elaine Princi Elaine Princi ... Cindy
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The marriage of a wealthy, outwardly happy couple is threatened by the husband's alcoholism.

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 June 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Herkkä, kiivas mieheni See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The theme selection, titled "My Sensitive, Passionate Man," which Melba Moore performed, is notable for having had David Janssen himself collaborate, on the writing of its lyrics, with Carol Connors, who in turn collaborated with Bill Conti to compose its music. See more »

Soundtracks

My Sensitive, Passionate Man
Music by Carol Connors & Bill Conti
Lyrics by David Janssen & Carol Connors
Sung by Melba Moore
Arranged by Jerry Peters for Buddah Records (BMI)
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Heart wrenching portrayals
2 September 2005 | by mfield-1See all my reviews

As a late comer fan of David Janssen's, I been looking for some time for this film and finally found it-- "A Sensitive, Passionate Man"-- for sale on the Internet.

I almost wish I hadn't. The acting by Janssen is almost too believable and I was quite unsettled by the whole story. My late husband was an alcoholic and some of the scenes were just so true to life that it brought up memories that were painfully familiar.

For its time, it was a very good portrayal of a subject that wasn't dealt with openly in society. Folks didn't really understanding that alcoholism is a disease, not a character flaw. Unfortunately, as in the film, sometimes the patient is lost. I watched my husband die of problems related to drinking and the final scene was almost more than I could personally take.

For Janssen fans, it is also notable that he helped write the title song for the film!


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