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Rich and Famous (1981)

R | | Drama | 9 October 1981 (USA)
Liz and Merry Noel become friends as college roommates and their friendship endures over the years. Liz becomes a respected "serious" novelist. Merry Noel marries, has a daughter and writes... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Liz Hamilton
... Merry Noel Blake
... Doug Blake
... Chris Adams
... Jules Levi
... Debby at 18 years
... The Boy, Jim
... Ginger Trinidad
... Debby at 8 years
Joe Maross ... Martin Fornam
Kres Mersky ... Judy Heller
Cloyce Morrow ... Martha Antilles
... UCLA Voice (voice)
... Desk Clerk
... Max's Wife
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Liz and Merry Noel become friends as college roommates and their friendship endures over the years. Liz becomes a respected "serious" novelist. Merry Noel marries, has a daughter and writes, too: "trash" fiction which becomes enormously successful. Their story begins in college and jumps ahead some years at a time to show their relationship with each other and those in their orbits as they grow and mature. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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From the very beginning, they knew they'd be friends to the end. What they didn't count on was everything in between.

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9 October 1981 (USA)  »

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Ricas y famosas  »

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$14,492,125
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Fourth version and the second made for cinema of John Van Druten's play 'Old Acquaintance'. The previous versions were made in 1943, 1951 and 1956. See more »

Goofs

Merry is in bed when she suddenly comes up with title for her next novel - "Home Cookin'". But a moment later, when she rushes into her office, that title is already scrawled across the blackboard where she jots down her ideas. See more »

Quotes

Merry Noel Blake: I don't want you to tell me any lies, Liz.
Liz Hamilton: Don't worry. I have to get sleep before I can tell a believable lie.
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Remake of Old Acquaintance (1943) See more »

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Take Me for a Buggy Ride
Written by Mezz Mezzrow, Wesley Wilson (uncredited)
Sung by Bessie Smith
Courtesy of CBS Records
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The B's Have It
16 July 2013 | by See all my reviews

Bergen and Bisset! What a blazing combo! Only George Cukor could have created such an incredible double tour de force as he has here. The performances of Candice Bergen and Jacqueline Bisset are positively cosmic keeping the viewer at the edge of his seat every riveting moment. The dialogue is intelligent, witty and timeless and the men are ravishing. Boy does Cukor have an eye for the guys! It's amazing how much sex they were able to squeeze into such a literary story! I was amazed. And even when the sex was gratuitous I didn't mind in the least not when the package is as sublime as it is here. Oh brother! Hose me down!


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