Down-on-his-luck Hollywood producer Barry 'Dutch' Detweiler attempts to lure Fedora, a famous but reclusive film actress, out of retirement.
Youth had been a habit of hers for so long that she could not part with it.
Did You Know?
The movie Fedora is making with Michael York
, seen during a flashback sequence, is entitled "The Last Waltz". Coincidentally, Martin Scorsese
's real film with that title, The Last Waltz
(1978), was made and released at about the same time as this film, both in 1978. Other than sharing the title, they've nothing in common; Scorcese's film was a documentary of The Band
as they played their farewell concert. See more
In the opening scene set in France in 1977, a woman throws herself in the path of a steam train. The last steam locomotives on mainline French railways were withdrawn in 1974, so this could not have happened as shown. See more
[referring to Fedora
What's wrong with her, Doc?
Those treatments. Sometimes they have adverse side effects. You can't cheat nature without paying the price.
References The Grapes of Wrath
('Sad Waltz'), Op. 44, No. 1
Composed by Jean Sibelius See more
13 September 1978 (France)
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