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Will There Really Be a Morning? (1983)

This is the story of actress Frances Farmer.

Director:

Fielder Cook

Writers:

Frances Farmer (book), Dalene Young (teleplay)
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Susan Blakely ... Frances Farmer
Lee Grant ... Lillian Farmer
Royal Dano ... Ernest Farmer
Joe Lambie ... Bill Anderson
John Heard ... Clifford Odets
Melanie Mayron ... Sophie
Leonardo Cimino ... Adolph Zukor (as Leonard Cimino)
Jack Creley ... Professor Williams (as Jack Creeley)
James Eckhouse ... Harold Clurman
Jeannie Elias Jeannie Elias ... Lottie (as Jeanne Elias)
Joseph Maher ... 1st Doctor
Bruce Ornstein Bruce Ornstein ... John Garfield
Paul Perri Paul Perri ... Luther Adler
Madeleine Sherwood ... 2nd Doctor (as Madeline Thornton-Sherwood)
Ivor Francis ... Drama Teacher
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Based on the fast and frantic life of actress Frances Farmer tracing her life from her childhood in Seattle, through her college years, her flirtation with radical politics, her success in films and the theater, her doomed love affair with Clifford Odets, her physical and mental breakdown, and her ultimate emergence from an institution where she spent five years, to her death from cancer. Written by Matthew Patay

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Biography | Drama

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Not Rated
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Ann-Margret and Glenda Jackson were considered for the Frances Farmer role. See more »

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Terrific biography
7 August 2016 | by searchanddestroy-1See all my reviews

I have already seen the movie starring Jessica Lange and curiously made the same year, in 1983. Both features are powerful, so are the performances. But I wonder why the Leif Erikson's character - former Frances Farmer's husband - is not spoken about in this TV movie. I don't remember if it was in the film with Jessica Lange. And I also wonder why the hell they made two films about the same topic in the very same year. I really don't get why. But after all, who cares, both are very good. I guess there were so many other actresses who deserved to have their lives told about. Hollywood was a real meat chopper for actors and actresses. A pit for broken dreams. Anyway, this kind of story is perfect for TV audiences and not for theater ones, who rather look for fun and entertainment instead of true and realistic face of life. Its darkest side.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 February 1983 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Petersburg, Virginia, USA

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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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