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The Tenth Month (1979)

An unmarried, middle-aged woman accidently gets pregenant by an internationally renowned pianist and decides to keep and raise the baby on her own.

Director:

Joan Tewkesbury

Writers:

Laura Z. Hobson (novel), Joan Tewkesbury (teleplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Carol Burnett ... Dori Grey
Keith Michell ... Matthew Poole
Dina Merrill ... Cele
Melissa Converse Melissa Converse ... Ellen Varley
Cristina Raines ... Nancy Miller
Richard Venture Richard Venture ... Dr. Paul Jessup
Yvonne Wilder ... Mrs. Figueroa
Martine Beswick ... Joan Poole
Woodrow Parfrey ... Tad Jones
Joe Ponazecki Joe Ponazecki ... Dick Townsend
Del Hinkley Del Hinkley ... Mark Donovan
Jossie DeGuzman Jossie DeGuzman ... Iliana
Rex Robbins Rex Robbins ... Gene Varley
Harriet Medin ... Mrs. Cox, Lawyer
Linda Grovenor ... Molly Jamison
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An unmarried, middle-aged woman accidently gets pregenant by an internationally renowned pianist and decides to keep and raise the baby on her own.

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 September 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El décimo mes See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

The Tenth Month Co. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Carol Burnett - one of the finest dramatic actresses!
22 October 2006 | by ShowBuffSee all my reviews

Carol Burnett is best known as one of America's greatest comediennes, but she has delivered some of the finest dramatic performances in such television films as "Friendly Fire," "The Tenth Month," "Life of the Party: The Story of Beatrice," "Between Friends," "Seasons of the Heart" and "Love After Death." She is simply as ingratiating in drama as she is in comedy. In "The Tenth Month" Burnett brings her innate human quality to her portrayal of an unwed mother. Many actresses could have handled this role quite capably; few of them, however, could have matched Burnett's genuinely endearing persona. She makes us care for the character and her inner conflicts, even if the script is not the most interesting. Watching her it is easy to see why she is the most honored woman in television history.


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